Supta Vajrasana for digestion benefits & precuations

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Supta Vajrasasna means the reclining Vajrasana. In Sanskrit,’Vajra’ means ‘asleep’ while the entire term ‘ Supta Vajrasana’ refers to the posture where the yoga practitioner will be lying down in a supine position in Vajarasana.


Methodology of Supta Vajrasana

  • Flow into Supta Vajrasana from the Vajrasana position.
  • Gradually lean back from the waist onwards.
  • Support the elbows until the back, shoulders, and head touch the floor.
  • Don’t raise the knees from the ground.
  • Nor change the legs position.
  • Bring your back closer to the ground.
  • Lie down in the supine position.
  • Cross the arms.
  • Place the palms beneath the opposite shoulders.
  • The crossed wrists must serve as a cushion for your head.
  • Your knees must be kept together.
  • The knees will have to touch the ground.
  • Close the eyes.
  • Hold the ankles.
  • Slowly return to the starting position.
  • The return position will be in the reverse order with the aid of the elbows.

Advantages of Supta Vajrasana

  • The Vajrasana benefits will accrue from this asana as well.
  • The chest is expanded.
  • Your thorax mobility will be increased.
  • Supta Vajrasana has beneficial effects on the gonads as well as the pelvic organs.
  • Blood circulation is boosted to the neck, knees, the backside and the thighs.
  • The muscles of the legs, thighs, pelvis, abdomen and the thighs are stretched and toned up in the final position of the asana.
  • The adrenal glands are stimulated when pressure is put on the small back.
  • The utero-abdominal and genitor-urinary organs get extra pressure, and as a result there is a fresh supply of oxygenated blood to the abdominal viscera.
  • This also provides augmented tone to the muscles of the bowels, pancreas, liver, and kidneys.

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