Reclined Thunderbolt Pose (Supta Vajrasana)

Multiple yoga poses of men performing the Reclined Thunderbolt Pose (Little Thunderbolt Pose)

Reclined Thunderbolt Pose is an intermediate backbend that stretches the lower spine and can improve flexibility in the upper legs. Yogi’s struggling with degenerative discs, knee issues, and low back pain should avoid this posture. Try to get Thunderbolt Pose mastered before moving onto the Reclined version.

Drawings of people performing the Reclined Thunderbolt Pose (Little Thunderbolt Pose) represented in outline silhouettes

To do Reclined Thunderbolt Pose, begin in Hero Pose and move the elbows to the mat. Next, move the elbows, laying the back onto the mat. Once laying flat, move the top of the head to the mat placing the hands on the feet. Consult an advanced Yogi for help getting into this posture, it can be difficult!


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Sanskrit Name:
Supta Vajrasana

Drawings include:
Reclined Thunderbolt Pose elevations (men & women), outline silhouettes

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