Bharadvajasana: a twist.
Benefits of twisting include:
releases tight back muscles
stimulates digestion & circulation
relieves muscle tension
If you have a sitting-down job, do this pose right at your desk!
This pose’s namesake, Bharadvaja, was a sage who lived during Vedic times. He is known for his extraordinary scholarship and great powers of meditation.
Add this pose to your short (and potent) sequence from the blog, and you’ve got a home practice!
*Note: The classical pose is performed sitting on the floor. See Yoga In Action: The Preliminary Course for guidance on how to practice the classical pose.