Vajrasana is one of the most popular meditative postures. The asana is being used since five thousand years. And when Buddha attained enlightenment, Vajrasana was called the “Indestructible seat.” As, the posture helps in absolute stillness inside-out.
Vajrasana or Thunderbolt pose is considered to be the best sitting posture, for practicing breathing exercises and meditation. Besides, in India, a lot of people sit in this asana after eating their meals. This is a great posture for smooth digestion.
When sitting in Vajrasana with your eyes closed, the Ajna Chakra is stimulated. The third eye chakra is an instrument to perceive the more subtle qualities of reality. It goes beyond the more physical senses into the realm of subtle energies. Being tuned into this chakra, allows you to open up to an intuitive sensibility and inner perception.
In case of knee pain, place a folded mat between your hamstrings and calves.
Avoid in case of severe knee or back pain.
Even on the busiest days, find time to sit in Vajrasana. And many a times you will feel motivated to try a couple of other asanas. My aim in 2017 would be to sit in this asana for 25 minutes in absolute stillness. By the way, I am sitting in Vajrasana right now, as I put down the pen for today.
Iti Jain 🙂