Bharadwajasana in chair 1 (Bharadwaja's Pose)

Twist in chair
Level: All levels

Bharadwaja = an ancient sage with an insatiable desire for learning.

Organizing the Pose

    • Sit sideways in the chair with the chair back to your right.
    • Link the thumbs and pull the arms up alongside the ears, lengthening the sides of the trunk and widening the chest.
    • Exhale and turn the trunk to the right, bringing the hands to the chair back.
    • Inhale, draw the sides up.
    • Exhale and turn.
    • Hold the pose for several breaths before repeating on the other side.

Practice Points

    • Keep the hips and knees even. Place a block between the thighs to help.
    • Soften the lower abdomen and broaden the back.
    • Lift and lengthen both sides of the trunk evenly.
    • Turn the upper abdomen and chest.
    • Widen and drop the shoulder blades down the back.
    • Soften the neck.
    • Keep the head centered over the chest to not over-crank the neck.