Little Thunderbolt (Lagu Vajrasana)

Little thunderbolt is a posture from the second series of ashtanga yoga. It’s a back-bending posture and will help strengthen your legs for deeper backbends.

Avoid/Contraindications:

Be careful or avoid if you have knee, neck, or low back injuries, high or low blood pressure, or if you’re prone to headaches.


Modifications:

Place a cushion or rolled-up towel underneath the ankles and shins to soften the ankles or underneath the sitting bones to soften the knees. I encourage you to warm up the back before jumping into this position, check out the video below to learn how to do the pose and the video for a 20-minute back-bending warm-up sequence for Little Thunderbolt.