Lady going the yoga posture vajrasana

Vajrasana - Thunderbolt Pose

January 10, 2022

Vajrasana - Thunderbolt Pose


Vajra = thunderbolt or diamond.

Asana = steady pose

When combined with slow a yogic breathing technique this posture will help to clear and calm the mind. It also aids digestion, improves posture and is a perfect pose for meditation or pranayama.

How to Perform Vajrasana

This posture is performed kneeling with a straight spine. The big toes are together and the heels and knees are slightly apart.  Lightly rest the palms or the backs of the hands onto the thighs. Remain in this posture for five minutes breathing slowly through the nose whilst focussing on drawing up the lower abdominal muscles and maintaining a straight spine.

This posture is not suitable for those that suffer from knee pain, if this is the case sit with a straight spine and the legs extended, otherwise known as dandasana (the staff).

This blog article was written by Sue Fuller creator of the Yoga 2 Hear range of audio yoga classes and teacher training courses.