Thunderbolt / Vajrasana
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Vajrasana is the beginning and resting posture for the kneeling series. Kneel, knees together, feet either beneath butt (as shown) or beside, hands on knees; palms may be up (as shown) or down.

Variation 1

Half-thunderbolt, or Ardha Vajrasana. Vary by kneeling on one knee; extend the other leg forward.

Variation 2

Twisted Thunderbolt, or Parivritta Vajrasana, aka Bharadvajasana. Parivritta= “twisted.” Bharadvaja= "name of a sage." Vary with body twist to side and one hand to knee, other touching floor.

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