How to do Sirsha-Vajrasana, Its Benefits & Precautions
Yoga student is learning how to do Sirsha-Vajrasana asana

What is Sirsha-Vajrasana

Sirsha-Vajrasana Sirsha-Vajrasana is as equal as Shirshasana. But the only difference is that, in Sirsha-Vajrasana legs are bended instead of keeping it straight.

Also Know as: Headstand Thunderbolt Posture, Diamond pose, Kneeling posture, Shirsh Vajr Asan, Sirsha-Vajra Asana

How to start this Asana

  • Take the position of Shirshasana .
  • Now fold you legs and rest it on your hip and thigh area.
  • Make the balance for some time according to your strength.

How to end this Asana

  • To release, come back to the shirshasana and then slowly let your legs come back on the ground and keep your upper part of the body straight and then relax.

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Benefits of Sirsha-Vajrasana

According to research, this Asana is helpful as per below(YR/1)

  1. It increases the circulation to the brain, due to which we can have improved brain functions and increased vitality and confidence.
  2. It promotes hair growth by increasing blood circulation in the scalp.
  3. Relaxes your kneecaps, knees, ankles and feet, improves digestion and reduces gas.

Precaution to be taken before doing Sirsha-Vajrasana

As per several scientific studies, precautions need to be taken in diseases mentioned as per below(YR/2)

  1. Avoid this asana if you have problem of high or low blood pressure, atherosclerosis (blocked blood vessels), brain attack, serious disease of eye, pus in ears, constipation, neck injury, or defect in pituitary gland.

So, consult your doctor if you have any of the problem mentioned above.

Histroy and scientific base of Yoga

Due to the oral transmission of sacred writings and the secrecy of its teachings, yoga’s past is riddled with mystery and confusion. Early yoga literature were recorded on delicate palm leaves. So it was easily damaged, destroyed, or lost. Yoga’s origins may be dated back over 5,000 years. However other academics believe it could be as old as 10,000 years. Yoga’s lengthy and illustrious history may be split into four distinct periods of growth, practise, and invention.

  • Pre Classical Yoga
  • Classical Yoga
  • Post Classical Yoga
  • Modern Yoga

Yoga is a psychological science with philosophical overtones. Patanjali begins his Yoga method by instructing that the mind must be regulated – Yogahs-chitta-vritti-nirodhah. Patanjali does not delve into the intellectual underpinnings of the need to regulate one’s mind, which are found in Samkhya and Vedanta. Yoga, he continues, is the regulation of the mind, the constraint of the thought-stuff. Yoga is a science based on personal experience. The most essential advantage of yoga is that it helps us to maintain a healthy bodily and mental state.

Yoga can help to slow down the ageing process. Since aging starts mostly by autointoxication or self-poisoning. So, we can considerably limit the catabolic process of cell degeneration by keeping the body clean, flexible, and properly lubricated. Yogasanas, pranayama, and meditation must all be combined to reap the full advantages of yoga.

Sirsha-Vajrasana is helpful in increase flexibility of muscles, improves shape of the body, reduce mental stress, as well improves overall health.

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