Vajrasan – Steps – Benefits



Vajrasan comes from two words i.e. Vajra which means diamond or thunderbolt and asan means seat. Vajrasana pose is also known as Diamond Pose, Pelvic Pose, Thunderbolt Pose, Kneeling Pose or Adamantine Pose.


1. Sit on the floor on a mat or directly on the ground.
2. Fold your legs and sit in such a manner such that your heel touches your butt.
3. Place your hands on your lap exactly as shown in the figure above. You may let your palms face the sky as well.
4. Hold the sitting pose for two minutes (to start with). You will feel a stinging pain in your feet if you are not habituated to sitting this way. You can stretch your legs and rest for a while and start again.
5. Don’t give up. Sit for a minimum of two minutes. You should increase the minutes over time. It is even possible to sit on Vajrasana pose for almost half an hour


  • Calms the mind and bring stability in mind.
  • Cures constipation, acidity, increases digestion process.
  • Those suffering from gas problems can practice immediately after lunch or dinner.
  • Helps to get rid of back pain.
  • Cures stomach disorder.
  • Cures urinary problems.
  • Strengthens the sexual organs.
  • Increases blood circulation.
  • It is preferred for meditation and concentration.
  • Helps to reduce obesity.
  • Strengthens the thigh muscles.
  • Acts as pain killer in arthritis patients.

Practice vajrasana for 15 to 20 minutes after lunch or dinner. You can increase the period as long as you can. You can practice before having food also.

A person suffering from joint pain should not practice this asana.
Should practice under expert guidance.

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