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.