Bharadvajasana Yoga Twist Pose Steps & Benefits

Simple Twist promotes flexibility in the spine.

Medical Uses:

When the spine is rotated in this way, various problems relating to the spine such as arthritis of the lower back, dorsal region and shoulder joints, as well as sciatica can be corrected. Those who have heel pain or heel spurs are also helped by regular practice of Bharadvajasana.

  1. Sit on two folded blankets in Dandasana (Staff Pose).
  2. Slide over to the left edge of the blankets. Fold your legs to the left. Place your right shin across the upturned foot of the right foot.
  3. Place your right hand on the blankets behind you and your left hand to the outer right thigh. Turn to the right.
  4. Lift the whole trunk and rotate even further to the right. Turn your head to look over your left shoulder.
Bobby Clennell has taught Iyengar Yoga for over thirty years. She is a core faculty member of the Iyengar Yoga Institute of New York, and teaches yoga workshops throughout the United States and abroad.Bobby is the author and illustrator of The Woman's Yoga Book and Watch Me Do Yoga. A former professional animator, Bobby has used her skill in rendering over 700 illustrations that teach right along with her text.