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Firm Pose (also/ Thunderbolt Pose)

"In stillness I touch my inner strength."

Vaj-raa-sa-na Vajra = firm, adamant; also: thunderbolt (the weapon of Indra)


Sit on your heels, knees hip-width apart/ toes pointing behind you. Cross your right big toe over your left big toe, and relax your legs completely. Place your hands, palms up, at the junction of your thighs and abdomen, right hand resting in the left palm. Leaving your legs relaxed, lengthen your spine up through the crown of your head. Open your chest and shoulders. Relax your shoulders. Level your chin.

Breathe smoothly and naturally as you hold the pose and affirm mentally, "In stillness I touch my inner strength."

To exit, slide your hips off your heels to the right, onto the floor, then straighten your legs along the floor into dandasana.