Bharadvaja is the name of an ancient Indian sage who was one of seven legendary rishis with an unquenchable thirst for learning.
Because of the accessible nature of the posture, it is considered ideal for beginners or those who might feel anxious about practicing yoga. The simple nature of the pose makes it ideal for turning the attention inward, observing the breath and developing mindfulness.
Traditionally, Bharadvajasana on chair, like many twisting postures, is said to activate the manipura chakra, which is the third chakra. This chakra is associated with self-esteem, power and confidence. Working on postures that stimulate this chakra may help the yogi develop the self-belief and confidence to overcome obstacles or fears.