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What are the benefits of Supta Virasana?

What are the benefits of Supta Virasana?


  • Stretches the abdomen, thighs and deep hip flexors (psoas), knees, and ankles.
  • Strengthens the arches.
  • Relieves tired legs.
  • Improves digestion.
  • Helps relieves the symptoms of menstrual pain.

What is the difference between vajrasana and Virasana?

In vajrasana, you are sitting on the heels of your feet. In virasana, you are sitting between your feet. The subtle difference changes the elevation of your hips. The benefits of the two poses are pretty much the same, the elevation of the hips however may cause more or less comfort.

Who should not do vajrasana?

Yoga practitioners suggest avoiding Vajrasana if you have:

  1. a knee problem or have recently undergone knee surgery.
  2. a spinal cord condition, especially with the lower vertebrae.
  3. intestinal ulcers, a hernia, or any other intestinal problems such as an ulcer or hernia.

What is Supta vajrasana?

Derived from Sanskrit, supta means “reclining,” vajra means “thunderbolt” and asana means “pose.” In this pose, the yogi begins in vajrasana then holds the feet and places the elbows on the floor as the torso bends backward until the arms, back and head rest on the floor. The pose is held for 30 seconds.

What does Supta mean in Sanskrit?

Supta, a Sanskrit word meaning “reclining” or “reclined,” is used in the names of certain yoga poses that involve reclining while in the pose.

Why does Vajrasana hurt?

There are some other reasons why people may not be able to hold vajrasana for a long time. It could be either a flexibility issue, stiffness of the lower body, weakness of knees and ankle joints. It could also be due to your current lifestyle habits.

How long is Supta Vajrasana?

30 seconds to 1 minute
Stay in this pose for 30 seconds to 1 minute. To come out, inhale and take support of your elbows and forarms against the floor and lift your torso up back into Vajrasana and straighten the legs.