Vajrasana is one of the few asanas which can be performed after taking meals, as asanas in general are strictly contraindicated after food. We actually recommend that vajrasana be practised for five or ten minutes after meals The reason is simple: vajrasana is a very relaxing position, conducive to a calm mind and body and it stimulates the digestive processes working in the stomach.

As we have already explained, vajrasana is an excellent meditative asana and in fact is the only practical meditative asana for people who suffer from sciatica or sacral infections.

Vajrasana has one notable advantage over sukhasana: one tends to automatically hold the spine straight while doing vajrasana. whereas in sukhasana there is more of a tendency to slump forwards. For this reason vajrasana is far superior to sukhasana once it is mastered.

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The Chakra Checklist

The Chakra Checklist

The chakras are described as being aligned in an ascending column from the base of the back to the top of the head. New Age practices frequently associate each chakra with a particular color.

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