Vajrasan, Vajrasana or Sitting on Heels
How to perform Vajrasana
Kneel on the floor and slowly sit back on your heels until you comfortably sit with your spine straight and your hands on your legs.
Benefits of Vajrasana
This sitting yoga pose is one of the basic postures that you can use for practicing Pranayam, breathing exercises. Vajrasan helps you to sit straight without much effort.
This is one of the very few Yoga poses that you can do on full stomach. If you sit in Vajrasana after food it will help your digestion.
Be aware of your pose and listen to your body while in this position. You should feel relaxed and your back should not feel any strain. If you feel your muscles aching and your body trying to shift, allow it to leave this position and change into another sitting position.
When to Avoid Vajrasana
If you have knee problems, pain and weakness in the knees or if your ligaments are worn or torn, you should avoid this position. If you are in doubt, please consult your doctor or physiotherapist and let your yoga teacher know about it.