By Dr Raghuram Y.S. MD (Ay) & Dr Manasa, B.A.M.S
Bharadvajasana I pose is dedicated to sage Bharadvaja, one of the 7 great sages and hence the name. It is also called as Bharadvaja’s twist. It is a twisting pose and is also a seating spinal twist. It is of two types – type I & type II. Bharadvaja’s Pose I is the basic form. In this the legs are articulated in Hero’s Pose (Virasana) dropped to one side, one foot on the floor and the other’s ankle cradled in the arch of the foot below. It tones up the spine and abdominal organs apart from giving them a good twist in seated position.
Bharadvaja = Sage Bharadvaja
Asana = pose
Read – Virasana – Hero Pose, How to do, Benefits, Side Effects, Precautions
Preparation for Bharadvaja’s Pose 1
- This pose shall be done on empty stomach and preferably early in the morning.
- If done at evening one needs to take care to take food 3-4 hours…