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1. Good for our Digestive System
Performing vajrasana helps our digestive system in many ways. It obstructs blood flow to our legs and thighs and increases it in our stomach area, thus improving our bowel movements and relieving constipation.

Vajrasana also helps us to get rid of flatulence (gas) and acidity. It ensures better absorption of nutrients by our body.

Normally any kind of exercise or yoga is not performed immediately after having meals. But it is good to perform Vajrasana after meals since it helps indigestion.

2. Relieves Low Back Pain
Performing Vajrasana helps to strengthen our lower back muscles, thus providing relief from occasional pain and discomfort.

It also helps to relieve pain caused by sciatica.

3. Keeps blood sugar levels under control
Vajrasana can also help in controlling diabetes. In fact, it is one of the asanas that reinforces how beneficial is yoga for diabetes. It stimulates the abdominal organs like the pancreas and liver, thereby improving the body’s ability to produce insulin in an optimal manner. Performing Vajrasana can facilitate short-term improvements in fasting glucose levels, making it an excellent asana for people with diabetes.

4. Relieves Rheumatic Pain
Performing Vajrasana helps to increase the flexibility of thigh and foot muscles and also the muscles around our hip, knees and ankles. This helps to relieve rheumatic pain in these areas due to stiffness.

Vajrasana also helps in reducing heel pain caused due to calcaneal spurs and pain due to gout.

5. Strengthens Pelvic Floor Muscles
Performing Vajrasana increases blood circulation in the pelvis and strengthens our pelvic floor muscles.

It is thus useful for women suffering from stress urinary incontinence. It also helps to ease out labour pains and menstrual cramps.

6. Helps to Calm Our Mind
Vajrasana is a good asana to practice meditation. Performing breathing exercises in this pose helps to calm our minds and benefit us emotionally.

Vajrasana reduces stress, improves concentration and keeps depression and anxiety away.

7. Treatment of Hypertension (High Blood Pressure)
Vajrasana helps to reduce stress, blood pressure levels and thus protects us from various cardiovascular disorders.

8. Improves Sleep
Performing Vajrasana calms us and reduces stress and anxiety. It thus helps us in getting a good night sleep.

9. Reduces Obesity
Vajrasana boosts our digestion and helps to reduce belly fat. It is found to be effective in reducing BMI (Body Mass Index) and Obesity.