Vajrasana/heel sitting

(thunderbolt posture)

  1. Sit back, straight up on your heels.


DURATION:
Up to a minute
FOCUS: This allows the shoulder blades time to settle and allows any accumulation of tension to dissipate from areas like the front thighs.
Contraindications: If you feel any cramp in the underside of your feet or any tension or pain in the ankles, then put a rolled-up blanket underneath the front ankle joint and sit with a yoga block or wide cushion between your heels and buttocks.
The cushion can also be used where the knees are tight and it is advisable to sit on a blanket or other soft, even, stable surface.

Quotes

Beautiful Old Age

It ought to be lovely to be old to be full of the peace that comes of experience and wrinkled ripe fulfilment.

The wrinkled smile of completeness that follows a life lived undaunted and unsoured with accepted lies they would ripen like apples, and be scented like pippins in their old age.

Soothing, old people should be, like apples when one is tired of love. Fragrant like yellowing leaves, and dim with the soft stillness and satisfaction of autumn.

— DH Lawrence