also known as little thunderbolt Pose. Laghu means petty, tiny, easy. Vajra means a bombshell, the sword of Indra. Laghu Vajrasana details provided to you by YogaIQ.
1. Kneel on the floor with the knees and feet together. Rest the palms on the sides of the waist. (Step 1)
2. breath out, curve the spine back and at the same time stiffen the muscles of the thighs. (Step 2 and 3)
3. press the hips ahead and keep stretching the spine back until the crown of the head rests on the palms of legs. It requires great practice to achieve the necessary spinal elasticity. The weight of the body is borne only on the knees.
4. When the. above position is achieved, remove the hands from the waist, stretch the arms straight from the shoulders and grip each knee with the respective hand. (Step 4)
5. Due to the spine being stretched and the pressure against the abdomen, breathing will be fast and laboured. Try to hold the pose from 10 to 15 seconds while breathing normally.
6. Exhale, keep the knees firm, raise the head and trunk until you are kneeling again. Then sit on the floor and rest.
Laghu Vajrasana tones the spinal nerves and exercises the coccyx (the terminal triangular bone of the vertebral column). The posture, if excersized everyday, relieves ache and disc displacements in the lower portion of the spine. Due to the arch, the abdominal muscles and chest are fully extended. Laghu Vajrasana is Yoga For Abdominal Muscles.