Vajrasana also known as "The Diamond Pose" is one of the most important asana in yoga with lots of health benefits. Vajrasana is the word coming from Sanskrit, it is the combination of two words, one is Vajra and Sana, Vajra means Diamond and Sana mean Posture, a combination of both the word comes Vajrasana, means The Diamond Pose or The Diamond Posture. This asana is very familiar with the Islamic religion. Generally, they are using this posture in their prayer or solute.
Vajrasana has lots of health benefits, among that some of the health benefits of Vajrasana include relaxing the stress, calm the mind, improve blood flow, purify the blood, Boost sexual activity, strengthen the muscles of legs, toes and keens, improve digestion and digestive health, improve the flexibility of the spine and longevity and regular practice of this yoga also helps in weight loss.
Before we go to do this asana, we should know for whom this asana is not recommended. Those who are suffering from severe knee pain, recently any surgery on your legs or waist, spinal column ailments on the lower vertebrae they should not do this asana. For women, those who are in the last month of pregnancy; they should also avoid this asana.
How to do Vajrasana (The Diamond Pose)
To start this asana, get onto the yoga mat directly and sit on the yoga mat.
Then slowly fold your legs from your knees and your toes should touch your butt. Your toes should touch each other and your foot should face upward.
Bring your hands and place it on your lap and your palm should face downward. Your spine should be straight and breathe normally.
Look forward and hold this position for at least 3 minutes, as you practice this yoga asana you can hold this position more than 20 to 30 minutes.
Initially, when you start this yoga asana, you feel some pain in your feet and leg, but as you practice you can sit in this position for more than 30 minutes.
The best time to do this yoga asana is just after having the meal. However, the best part is you can do this exercise at any time and any place. While doing this asana you breathe slowly.
Health Benefits of Vajrasana (The Diamond Pose)
Vajrasana Prevents Constipation
The Practice of Vajrasana on a regular basis put extra pressure on our middle body organ such as abdomen, stomach and intestine. Due to extra pressure our body creases stress hormone, which helps to increase the function of the digestive system and increase the blood flow in our body, thus prevent various types of digestive related issues such as constipation. So it is recommended, just after having the meal, we should do this yoga for better digestion and remove digestive related issue.
Vajrasana Removes Stress
Studies have been proven that practicing of Vajrasana on a regular basis is not only good for our stomach, but also it helps to calm the mind and release the stress. Sitting in diamond posture can put stress on leg muscles and improve the flexibility and keep our leg muscles relaxed. Practicing this asana with slow breathing can reduce the stress and increase the blood flow to the whole body, so it is highly recommended to who is suffering from stress; they should practice this yoga on a regular basis.
Vajrasana Improves Digestion
Vajrasana is one of this asana, which you can do after the having food. Vajrasna helps our digestion process go smoothly. Practicing of bajrasana improves the blood flow to our stomach and mid-body part and ensures the digestion function goes smoothly. Studies have been proven that those who are practicing this asana on a regular basis, they have better digestion.
Vajrasana Helps to Reduce Body Weight
Regular Practicing this asana can burn lots of calories from our body and also ensure proper digestion of food so our body get enough energy, so we should not have to eat more food for energy, thus help in weight control. So those who want to reduce their weight, they can practice this asana on a regular basis for better results.
Vajrasana Prevent Lower Back Pain and Arthritis
Those who are suffering from lower back pain and sciatica, practicing of Vajrasana on a regular basis is very useful for relief from this problem. Regular practice this asana also helps to improve the flexibility of bone and muscles and also help to improve the blood flow, that mean our body part will get more oxygen and nutrients, it helps to keep our bone stronger and prevent various types of bone related disease such as arthritis.
Vajrasana Helps in Reducing Flatulence
Regular practicing of Vajrasana helps in reducing flatulence. This is one of the best yoga pose to prevent the gas problems and it should be practiced just after the meal for better result or you can also do this yoga pose any time. Vajarasna helps to stimulate the digestion process and reduces gas.
Vajrasan Enhance Sexual Performance
Practicing of Vajrasana on a regular basis can enhance sexual performance because sitting position of this yoga asana squeeze the sexual organ and helps in production of stress hormone and improve the blood flow to the sexual organ will help to increase the function of sexual performance. Apart from this it also helps to improve the strength of the hips, calf and thigh muscles, all these body parts are very useful for optimal sexual performance. Yoga guru suggested that to keep our sexual health, healthy, we should practice vajrasana on a regular basis:
Vajrasana Helps to Strengthen the Spine
Regular practicing this asana will help to keep our spine straight and strong. While we are doing Vajrasana, our spine posture is little bit backward, which helpful to reduce the hunch and regular practicing this asana helps to improve the flexibility and elasticity of the spine.