Join us this week and delve deeper into twisting asanas by activating the back body in standing poses, standing twists and seated twists.
Twists are postures that generally involve moving the shoulder girdle to face in an opposing direction in relation to the hips. There are different twists that target the upper, middle and lower portions of the torso, all having heir own unique set of health benefits.
This week we’ll access core power in the usually dull and collapsed mid to upper back by moving the back ribs forward and taking the belly and pelvis back as we go deep into twisting asanas.
Benefits: Twists improve digestive function by flooding your digestive organs with fresh oxygen and nutrients via fresh blood flow. This also cleanses the cells of any built up waste and so detox’s stagnated impurities and moves them through the digestive tract due to the compression that comes with twisting. Twists stretch and strengthen the back muscles which can provide a big relief from the back pain caused by everyday life. Twists are wonderful postures to relax stress and anxiety. These postures open the chest, shoulders and back, all of which can help to decrease feelings of anxiousness. You will be releasing stored tension in the body as you twist which has a positive effect on your mental state.
Twisting poses bring us to a state of stillness and peace connecting with Satya, the second Yama in Yoga Sutra 2.36, which means Truth and Honesty.
Come on to class and Twist it out for better health and inner and outer Truth!