Bharadvajasana benefits

Bharadvajasana is the same as the Bharadvaja's Twist. This asana is really very easy to perform and is suitable for beginner too. This asana strengthens spine and induces flexibility in the spine .Bharadvajasana benefits people from all ages and groups. Bharadvajasana benefits mainly include treatment of PCOS [Polycystic Ovary Syndrome].

Steps :

  • Sit on the floor with your legs stretched out in front of you. Place your arms in a resting position at your sides.

  • Bend your knees and bring them toward your left hip, such that the weight of your body is now resting on your right buttock. The inner side of your left ankle should now be able to rest on the arch of your right foot.

  • Inhale slowly and stretch your spine to lengthen it as much as possible. Then, exhale slowly and twist your upper trunk to the maximum extent possible. You may keep your right hand on the floor and your left hand will rest on the outer part of the thigh of your right leg.

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  • Ensure that the hip on your left side presses down the weight of the body on the floor.

  • Now, with a slight bend in the upper part of your back, twist around your backbone and feel its effects from your lower back to the tip of your head.

  • Try to apply a lengthening force to your spine with each breath, and twist your body further with each exhalation.

  • Turning your head, look out over the shoulder on your right. Remain in this pose for a minute.

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  • Exhale slowly and gently untwist your trunk to revert to its original position. Now, you need to repeat the same procedure with your right side, placing your weight on the left buttock.

  • Precautions :

  • Bharadvaja's Twist precautions need to be exercised by those who have a history of spine, hip or disc problems or injuries.

  • People experiencing instable blood pressure, sleeplessness, headaches, and loose stools should also refrain from exerting themselves while performing this asana.

  • Any medical condition should be discussed with a doctor and his/her consent should be available before performing such poses in yoga.

  • Beginner's Tip :

    A beginner's tip for Bharadvaja's Twist would be to rest your buttock on a thickly folded blanket or cloth when performing the twist. The weight of your body would then be pressed firm against the ground.

    Bharadvajasana benefits To Body Part :

  • Bharadvajasana I provides a deep and complete stretch to the body along the backbone, trunk, shoulders, and hips.

  • It is well-suited for pregnant women, being an exercise without any pressure exerted on the belly.

  • The pose soothes and regenerates underlying organs in the abdomen and body. It results in enhanced metabolic activity, digestive function, and better elimination of waste matter from the body.

  • Bharadvaja's Twist soothes the mind and restores a sense of balance and calm to the person performing the asana

  • Highly effective for treatment of PCOS – an ovary related disorder.

  • Therapeutic Applications :

  • The exercise brings relief to lower back aches, pain in the neck, and sciatica.

  • By wringing out the stress and tension from the tissues, it calms the mind and stabilizes the nervous system.

  • This yoga exercise acts as a good detox for the body and gives all the internal organs a deep massage.


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