Bharadvajasana 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 on the mat with your legs stretched out, your knees straight, spine straight.
  • Shift on your right buttock bend your knees, your feet on the floor outside your left hip and your feet together.
  • Keep your right palm on your left knee, hold your right elbow with your left palm and look behind.
  • Stay in this posture for 7-10 breaths (each breath must be 6-8 seconds).
  • Now get your hands beside your body, stretch your legs and relax.
  • Repeat this on the opposite side.

Benefits:

  • It helps in stretching spine, shoulders and hips.
  • It helps in massaging the abdominal organs.
  • It helps in relieving stress.
  • It helps in relieving lower back ache, neck pain and sciatica.
  • It helps in the case of carpel tunnel syndrome.

Contra-Indications:

Diarrhoea, Headache, Hypertension, Insomnia, Low blood pressure, menstruation.

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