asana of the month

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bharadvajasana – seated twist

(bah-ROD-va-JAHS-anna), Bharadvaja = one of seven legendary seers, credited with composing the hymns collected in the Vedas

benefits:

  • stretches the spine, shoulders, and hips
  • massages the abdominal organs
  • relieves lower backache, neck pain, and sciatica
  • helps relieve stress
  • improves digestion
  • especially good in the second trimester of pregnancy for strengthening the lower back
  • therapeutic for carpal tunnel syndrome

cautions/contraindications:

  • diarrhea
  • headache
  • high blood pressure
  • insomnia
  • low blood pressure
  • menstruation

enjoy & namaste!