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Spinal Twisting Yoga Postures

Although we are all twisting throughout the day it is a movement that is rarely given much thought. Often we have a preferred side or way to move and imbalances form in the body.

Using the twisting postures available in yoga helps to build flexibility, strength, and awareness in this fundamental movement. This goes towards the health of the spine and overall longevity too!

Twisting postures are also really important for improving breath control, and lung capacity and can be used to help with conditions that are associated with breathing problems from asthma to anxiety.

There are endless variations of twisting poses in yoga, try some of the more common ones from our library and see how they feel to you. Can you notice any difference between your left and right sides?

Kati-Chakrasana-Waist-Rotating-PoseKati Chakrasana – Waist Rotating Pose
Translation: Kati- Waist; Chakra- Circle; asana- posture. Kati chakrasana (waist rotating pose) is a simple spinal twisting pose generally used… Read More »Kati Chakrasana – Waist Rotating Pose
Supta-Udarakarshanasana–Sleeping-Abdominal-stretch-PoseSupta Udarakarshanasana – Sleeping Abdominal Stretch Pose
Translation: Supta – Sleeping, lying down; Udar – Abdomen; Akarshan – Stretch; Asana – posture. The Supine Abdominal stretch pose… Read More »Supta Udarakarshanasana – Sleeping Abdominal Stretch Pose
Udarakarshanasana–Abdominal-Stretch-PostureUdarakarshanasana – Abdominal Stretch Posture
Translation: Udar- abdomen; akarshan- stretching, pulling; asana- pose. Most of the Yoga asanas (postures) are generally done on an empty… Read More »Udarakarshanasana – Abdominal Stretch Posture
Eka-Pada-Koundinyasana-IEka Pada Koundinyasana I
In India the term Gotra means clan (or lineages). The present day gotra classification is created from a core of… Read More »Eka Pada Koundinyasana I