Thunderbolt Pose

Thunderbolt Pose is a traditional and ancient seated yoga pose that is often used for meditation and yogic breathing exercises. In Thunderbolt Pose, the heels are together with the buttocks resting on top of them.

Benefits: This pose stretches and will give you flexibility in your thighs, ankles, knees, and feet. It also improves posture and tones the pelvic muscles. Additionally, it aids digestion, and can relieve indigestion and gas. Regular practice of this pose calms and stabilizes the mind.

Cautions: Do not practice Thunderbolt Pose if you have a current or recent knee or ankle injury. Always work within your own range of limits and abilities.

Modifications & Variations: Remember to take the pose slowly, never force the pose! It can take weeks, months, and even years to be able to sit on your heels. Go slowly and use props and modifications to avoid injury. Over time, you will gain flexibility and all of the other benefits of the pose.