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Bharadvajasana (Sage Twist) – Overview

Lesson Overview

  • Features: Bharadvajasana I and II (Sage Twist)
  • Objective: Become knowledgeable about the pose and review detailed teaching considerations.
  • Description: Explain the Sanskrit naming; contraindications and cautions; associated benefits and typical effects; instructions and cues for setting up and practicing the pose; variations to meet particular intentions and needs; associated mythology, and more teaching considerations.

Bharadvajasana

bah-ROD-va-JAHS-anna

“Bharadvaja” = name of a sage

Bharadvaja’s Twist / Sage Twist

Heart of Pose

  • Twist

Notes

  • Sometimes used to bring spine back to neutral after deep backbending
  • See Quick Menu for Cautions related to knees, low back, SI joints, and neck

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