Thunderbolt Pose (Vajrasana)

Illustrated yoga poses of women performing the Thunderbolt Pose

Thunderbolt Pose is a seated beginner pose often used for meditation. Thunderbolt Pose has great benefits especially for those who sit at a desk all day. It helps to straighten the spine and strengthen the back muscles as well as improve core strength. Energetically, Thunderbolt Pose helps to calm the mind and relieve stress. Yogi’s with knee issues use caution.

Drawings of people performing the Thunderbolt Pose represented in outline silhouettes

To do Thunderbolt Pose, sit on the knees and relax the feet and arms, placing the hands on the thighs. The palms can face up or down. Next, pull the shoulders back and let the shoulder blades soften down the back maintaining a straight spine. Practice deep breathing in this posture to receive the full benefits of Thunder Pose.


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Thunderbolt Pose elevations (men & women), outline silhouettes

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