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Bhadrasana : The Auspicious Pose

3 Nov 2020 HYN Himalayan Yoga Academy

Bhadrasana : The Auspicious Pose

In Sanskrit ‘Bhadra’ means ‘auspicious’ and ‘asana’ means ‘pose’. Bhadrasana the destroyer of diseases. It also says that the yogi can get rid of a fatigue by sitting in this asana.It is an excellent meditative pose.This pose helps to activate the mooladhara chakra.This pose is also described by Sage Gheranda. This is a physical culture asana – a sitting posture that especially improves the lumbar region strength. It also helps in opening out the hip flexors and stretching the muscles in your thighs/hamstrings.

Method of Bhadrasana :

  1. Sit on the ground with legs stretched .
  2. Fold both the legs and convey them on the brink of one another . Feet must touch one another .
  3. Use the hands to carry the toes of the feet. Pull the legs towards the groin. The legs should rest on the bottom , touching the ground . this may require an honest amount of flexibility within the beginning.
  4. Keep the spine straight and relax the shoulders.
  5. Maintain this final pose for as long as comfortable. The breathing are often slow and rhythmic.

Breathing : The breath should be slow and rhythmic with awareness of the breath at the nosetip.

Awarness : For physical practice, awareness of the natural breath at the nosetip.For spritual  benefits, awareness of mooladhara chakra is practiced.

Benefits :

  1. Knees, Ankles, hip joints become flexible, helps in preventing arthritis and Sciatica.
  2. Cures general problems like white discharge in women and also helps the problem of discharging in men .
  3. It helps in calming the brain and reducing mental excitement.
  4. On the pranic level the practice of bhadrasana controls and balances the flow
  5. It helps to sooth menstrual discomfort. It brings to normal the internal activity of the ovaries. It may be included in the training programme of pregnant women, preparing them for a painless delivery.
  6.  This pose stimulates and facilitates the digestion, also increases appetite to a healthy level.

Contraindications :

  1. People suffering from sciatica should not practice this pose.

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