Bhadrasana consists of two words i.e. Bhadra and asana. Bhadra means auspicious or gracious and asana means pose. It is a long sitting Meditative pose, that’s why this yoga pose is also known as Vishramasana or Meditative pose. As per the Hath yoga pradipika the Bhadrasana is known as destroyer of many diseases. This asana activates the Mooladhara chakra.
- Sit on the ground with the back straight and both the legs stretched forward.
- Both the hands should be kept beside the hips and the palms should rest flat on the ground.
- Now support the back with both the hands while keeping the body relaxed.
- The current position is known as Dandasana.
- Now the soles of the feet should be joined together.
- While exhaling, clasp the hands together over the toes.
- Now pull the heels as close as possible to the perineum area while inhaling.
- If a person finds it difficult to make both the thighs touch the ground then he/she can keep a soft cushion for support under the knees.
- This pose should be maintained for at least 10-20 seconds.
- Maintain this position with normal breathing.
- Those who find it difficult to stay in this position for long can hold it for however long they feel comfortable with.
- This asana should be done at least 4 times.
Benefits of Bhadrasana
- Regular practice of Bhadrasana helps to keep the body firm.
- Regular practice of this asana helps to increase the concentration and focusing power.
- It helps to stabilize the mind.
- As regular practice of Bhadrasana increases the concentration power, it also helps to improve the eye sight.
- Regular practice of Bhadrasana helps to cure Insomnia.
- This asana helps to cure headache and helps to control hiccups.
- Bhadrasana is the best possible yoga asana for meditation and spirituality.
- Regular practice of this asana strengthens the ankles, knee and hip joints.
- This practice helps to reduce/eliminate the pain from areas such as back, ankles, knee and hip joints.
- Regular practice of this asana helps to increase the flexibility.
- This asana helps to cure stomach related problems.
- Regular practice of this asana is very beneficial for women as it helps to reduce the menstrual pain/cramps and also helps to lessen the straining in the abdominal region.
- Regular practice of this asana is highly beneficial for pregnant women as it increases the chances of normal delivery.
- Proper practice of this asana helps to cure the problem of Hemorrhoids (Piles) or Anal Rectal disease.
- Regular practice of this asana is very beneficial for the digestive system.
- This asana is a very good exercise for the kidney, bladder and prostate.
- This is a good practice for the pelvic region.
- Regular practice of this asana helps to cure the problem of PCOS.
- Bhadrasana is a very good exercise for the spine.
- This yoga asana prevents the problem of Hernia.
- Regular practice of Bhadrasana helps to reduce tension from the body and mind.
- People who have undergone any major knee or back related surgery/surgeries should avoid doing this asana for at least 9 to 12 months after it and if they want to start this after the mentioned period of time, they should discuss it with their doctor.
- Acute Arthritis patients should avoid the practice of this asana.
- Patients of Sciatica should avoid doing this asana.
- During the later period of pregnancy, this asana should be performed very carefully and only after consulting the doctor and only in the presence of a profession yoga trainer.
- People who have severe back pain should avoid the practice of this yoga pose.
- People with severe stomach problem should avoid the practice of this asana.