By Dr Raghuram Y.S. MD (Ay) & Dr Manasa, B.A.M.S
Bharadvaja’s Pose II is dedicated to sage Bharadvaja. He was one of the 7 great sages. 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 = Sage Bharadvaja
Asana = pose
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’s Pose II is a variant and deeper practice of Pose I. It is a beginner level asana. It is seated hip opening twist. It has positive effects on your spine, lower back, hips, abdomen and neck.
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