Posture:Vajra–asana–The Thunderbolt or Diamond Pose
Translation:The Sanskrit word vajra means thunderbolt or diamond.
- The vajra-asana is a seated posture. Begin by sitting back on your heels and placing your knees, legs and feet together.
- Keeping the back straight place the palms of your hands down on top of your thights.
- Breath gently thorugh your nostrils and sit in this position for at least three minutes.
The vajra-asana is a versatile posture well suited for meditation, rest in between other seated postures, or as an aid to digestion.
The vajra-asana is the position in various other yoga postures such as the anjaneya-asana (salutation posture) and the ushtra-asana (the camel).
The vajra-asana can be held for as long as is comfortable(and depending on the reason for doing the posture).