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Steps for Vajrasana

  • Sit on the floor on a mat or directly on the ground.
  • Fold your legs and sit in such a manner such that your heel touches your butt.
  • Place your hands on your lap exactly as shown in the figure above. You may let your palms face the sky as well.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Benefits for Vajrasana

  • It helps in digestion.
  • Sitting in this pose helps in reduction of the hips.
  • It helps in getting rid of constipation.
  • It helps to fight stomach disorder.
  • A few minutes of Vajrasana and you can feel the mind calming. Thus helps you in relaxing.
  • It helps in increasing the blood circulation in the body.
  • Yoga always helps in weight loss. So does vajrasana!
  • Vajrasana is the pose in which many asans are done. Some of them have been named in the beginning of this article.
  • It helps in curing urinary problem.
  • It helps in making the lower body flexible.
  • It also helps in combating acidity.
  • It helps in strengthening the sexual organs.
  • It helps in toning of body muscles like the hips, thighs and the calf muscles.
  • It helps in curing various body ailments like vericose veins and joint pains.
  • This pose is a magic pose for people suffering from arthritis as it acts as a painkiller.