The name comes from the Sanskrit words vajra meaning “thunderbolt” or “diamond”, and asana (आसन, āsana) meaning “posture” or “seat” The practitioner sits on the heels with the calves beneath the thighs. There is a four finger gap between the knee-caps, and the first toe of both the feet touch each other.
Vajrasana makes the body exceptionally strong and healthy. Vajra means thunderbolt in Sanskrit. During this asana, feel the sensations in the body as you move them. Do the Movement slowly and in a relaxed manner. Inhale and exhale slowly. While drawing the Abdominal region inwards and expanding the chest, focus the attention on these body parts. The way the muscles move must be felt. Relax before, during and after the yoga posture.
Practice of Vajrasana
With knees, ankles and big toes touching the ground, take a kneeling position.
One should sit on the heels and place palms on the knees.
The Spine should be erect and breath should be deep.
Draw the abdominal region inside and expand the chest.
Those suffering from blood pressure will benefit from this asana.
It gives longevity and strengthens the spine.
Along with the body, the mind also gets stabilized in this Asana. Hence, it is preferred for meditation in this Asana. Hence, it is preferred for meditation and concentration. This Asana is alsofound to be good for Pranayama.
The people having stiff joints and whose movements have become difficult, should practice this Asana with a lot of care. Such persons should practice this Asana after getting the joints free and relaxed.