Bharadvajasana II Posture

This asana is named after the saint in Hindu mythology “Bharadvaja” who is one of the seven saints (saptarishi) and “asana” meaning “posture” or “seat”.

Steps To Be Followed:

  • Sit with your legs stretched, your spine and knees straight and keep your hands beside your body.
  • Bend your right knee, place your right foot beside your right hip.
  • Place your left toe on your right upper thigh, your right knee lying in the front.
  • Now place your right palm on your left knee and hold your left ankle with your left palm.
  • Turn your head towards your left.
  • Stay in this posture for 7-10 breaths (each breath must be 6-8 seconds).
  • Now slowly shift your head to the center and place your hands beside your body.
  • Release your left foot stretch your legs keeping your knees straight and relax.

Benefits:

  • It helps in toning the core.
  • It helps in increasing the flexibility of shoulders.
  • It helps in strengthening the back muscles.
  • It helps in improving the digestion.
  • It helps in opening the hip.

Contra-Indications:

Knee injury, Hip injury, Severe back pain.

Disclaimer:- Please practice under the supervision of Yoga Teacher/ Yoga expert