yoga for health yoga at home

On the occasion of International Yoga Day 21st June, this time whole world is celebrating this Indian originated practice for physical, mental and spiritual well being at home. Social distancing due to COVID 19 is mandatory, so United Nations has set the theme “Yoga for Health- Yoga at Home”.

Although health benefits of Yoga are now known to whole world, but very few people know that there are some simple Yoga asanas/ poses that are helpful for lifestyle problems. Moreover regular practice of even few simple Yoga asana are beneficial for physical, mental and spiritual health.

Yoga for health yoga at home

Here I will discuss about one simplest Yoga asana/ pose that is very easy to practice. Everybody advise not to do any exercise just after having meals. But you will be surprised to know that there is one Yoga asana that is practised after having meals. This is Vajrasana yoga.

What is Vajrasana?

Vajrasana yoga name comes from the Sanskrit word vajra, which means thunderbolt or diamond.

Vajrasana pose is a simple sitting yoga pose. This is the simplest Yoga asana/ pose yet full of health benefits. Moreover Vajrasana is the only asana that is practised after having meals.

What are the Health Benefits of Vajrasana?

  • Vajrasana stimulates the vajra nadi which facilitates good digestion.
  • Prevents constipation
  • Strengthens the lower back and relieves patients suffering from lower back problems and sciatica.
  • This asana strengthens the pelvic muscles.
  • It helps to ease out labor pains and also reduces menstrual cramps.

How to do Vajrasana?

Yoga for health yoga at home

Vajrasana yoga pose can be done in six simple steps:

  1. Start by kneeling on the floor at home. Use a yoga mat for comfort.
  2. Then pull your knees and ankles together and point your feet in line with your legs. The bottom of your feet should face upward with your big toes touching.
  3. Exhale as you sit back on your legs. Your buttocks will rest on your heels and your thighs will rest on your calves.
  4. Rest your hands on thighs and adjust your pelvis slightly backward and forward until you are comfortable.
  5. Now breath in and out slowly as you position yourself to sit up straight by straightening your spine. Use your head to pull your body upward and press your tailbone towards the floor.
  6. Straighten your head to gaze forward with your chin parallel to the floor. Position your hands palms down on your thighs with your arms relaxed.

What Precautions Should be taken ?

Avoid Vajrasana yoga if you have:

  • a knee problems or undergone knee surgery recently.
  • Intestinal ulcers or hernia
  • a spinal cord condition.

Yoga for health yoga at home

Before starting a Yoga program consult with a doctor. They Can better advice impact of yoga on your current health.

Celebrate Dhanteras and Diwali with good health and prosperity