Bharadvajasana

Seated Side Twist Pose

Asana: Bharadvajasana/Seated side twist. Bend the knees, bringing both feet beside R hip, buttocks on floor if possible.  On exhale, twist, turning trunk as far to L as possible. Place R hand on outer L thigh or knee, or place palm on floor, under L knee. Place L hand onto floor near L hip, or wrap it around back, bending L elbow, hand clasps R upper arm, or tuck it into R hip.  Take focus/drishti over R shoulder. Repeat on other side.

Health Notes: This pose gently opens shoulders, and knees, and is especially helpful if the spine is stiff.  As you empty the breath into the twist, ask what face you are wearing in this moment?  What direction do you face? Does this serve?