Asana: Bharadvajasana

6 Jan

Bharadvajasana (sage’s twist / simple seated twist) is a seated twist.

This pose should never cause pain, especially in the knees or neck.  Breathe slowly and fully as you practice, use appropriate props to build your pose in a way that supports your body, and come out of the pose whenever you need to.

Bharadvajasana

  • Stretches the spine, shoulders, and hips
  • Massages the abdominal organs
  • Relieves lower back & neck pain and sciatica
  • Relieves stress
  • Improves digestion
  • Especially good in the second trimester of pregnancy for strengthening the lower back

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Approach these asanas slowly and mindfully. If something hurts, back out of the pose gently and reassess. Do not ever push through pain. The techniques and suggestions presented in these videos are not intended to substitute for medical advice. Consult your physician before beginning any new exercise program. Jessie Tierney and YogAscent/Horseback Yoga videos and website assume no responsibility for injuries suffered while practicing these techniques. If you are new to exercise or yoga, are elderly, have any chronic or recurring conditions such as high blood pressure, neck or back pain, arthritis, heart disease, and so on, seek your physician’s advice before practicing to determine necessary precautions.
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