Vajrasana-This asana is very simple and a good start for beginners. Vajra means thunderbolt in Sanskrit and asana means posture. This asana helps in improving the digestive system and releases back pain. Vajrasana is also known as thunderbolt pose or diamond pose is a kneeling asana in hatha yoga.
Some physicians claim that vajrasana can cause stiffness in the knee, ankle and legs.
May cause slip discs in extreme cases.
It is best to avoid this asana if you have knee problems or undergone knee surgery.
Supta Vajrasana is an important variation in this asana. After taking the position of Vajrasana, bend backwards so that your arms and elbows should touch the ground. Keep your hands straight. Later arch your spine and neck until your head touches the floor. It helps to strengthen the back, neck and chest regions. It is important to do Supta Vajrasana under the guidance of a yoga instructor.
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