The Sleeping Thunderbolt
Sit in vajrasana.
Bend backward, supported on the arms and elbows, the head touches the ground with the back arched.
Place the hands on the thighs and make sure the knees stay fully on the ground.
Close the eyes and relax the body.
- Slow and Deep.
For physical benefits a few minutes is sufficient.
Physical: on the back, abdomen or respiration.
- It is a good counterpose to forward bending asanas.
- Care should be taken not to strain the muscles and ligaments of the thighs and knees by forcing the knees to touch the ground.
- Should not be practiced by sufferers of sacral ailments.
- This is a good asana for abdominal ailments, especially constipation. It tones the spinal nerves.