In the "Hatha Yoga Pradipika," bhadrasana is mentioned as one of the four main postures suitable for meditation and longer periods of sitting.
The benefits of bhadrasana include:
- Calms the mind
- Activates the muladhara chakra
- Activates the reproductive organs
- Stretches ankles and knees
- Strengthens and lengthens the spine
- Improves and supports digestion
Blankets, blocks and folded yoga mats make great props for modified versions of this pose.