Bharadvaja asana is a SANSKRIT word that means Bharadvaja means "bringing about nourishment" and Asana means "Pose". Bharadvajasana asana is a sitting pose to strengthen and stretch your spine, neck, and shoulders. This pose helps to strengthen your spine and stretches around your shoulders, your back muscles, the front of your thighs, buttocks, and around your ankles.
Let's start with the staff pose. Your right hip and swing your legs to the left side, bending your knees and placing both feet to the outside of your left hip so that your left ankle rests in the arch of your right leg. Left hand under your right knee with your fingers pointed back toward your knee, and your right hand to the floor behind your right hip. breathe in and lengthen your spine, breathe out and twist your torso, keeping your left sitting bone heavy. Take your gaze to the right side, again twisting from your torso. Breathe out and relax your pose for some minutes.
Benefits of Bharadvaj Asana:
There are most health benefits as well as mental benefits of Bharadvajasana,
1. Bharadvajasana helps to work on the lumbar regions of the spine and the dorsal.
2. Bharadvajasana helps to stretch the spine, shoulders, and hips. The knees and shoulders have become flexible through the continuous practices of Bharadvajasana.
3. This pose is not useful for elastic spinal movements, but this is the best for arthritic people.
4. This asana automatically massages the abdominal organs.
5. This pose helps to reduce lower backache, neck pain, and sciatica problems in the body
6. This asana helps to reduce the stress level and improves the digestive system. It is very good for the second trimester of pregnancy for strengthening the lower back.
7. Bharadvajasana is excellent for carpal tunnel syndrome.
8. Bharadvajasana is Yoga For Arthritis. Continuing to pose this exercise for a long time period it's very beneficial for arthritis.
Step by step Bharadvajasana 2 yoga:
1. Sit on the floor with the feet extended straight in front. (Step 1)
2. Bend the left leg at the knee, hold the left foot with the hands and place it at the root of the right thigh near the pelvis so that the left heel is kept near the navel. The left leg will then be in the half lotus pose.
3. curve the right foot at the knee and bring the right foot back and rest the right heel beside the right hip. The inner side of the right shin will touch the outer side of the right thigh. Keep both the knee joints on the floor closer each other.
4. Exhale, turn the left arm from the shoulder behind the back, bend the left elbow, bring the left hand near the right hip and catch the left foot with the left hand.
5. Straighter the right arm, place the right hand on the outer side of the left thigh near the left knee. Insert the right hand underneath the left knee, the palm touching the floor and the fingers pointing to the right. (Steps 2 and 3)
6. Hold the left foot tight and turn the trunk to as far to the left as you can. Turn the neck in either direction and gaze over the shoulder.
7. Stay in the pose from half a minute to a minute with normal or deep breathing.
8. Then release the pose and repeat it on the other side for the same length of time. Here the right foot will be placed at the root of the left thigh and will be held from behind the back by the right hand. The left leg will be bent at the knee and the left heel will rest on the floor beside the left hip. The left hand will be placed underneath the right knee and the trunk will be twisted as far to the right as possible.
9. After completing the asana on both the sides, stretch out the legs, straighten the arms and rest