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Seated Spinal Twist Pose

Angle-Based Images: Seated Spinal Twist Pose Video
Angle-Based Images: Seated Spinal Twist Pose Video
Angle-Based Images: Seated Spinal Twist Pose Video
Angle-Based Images: Seated Spinal Twist Pose Video
Angle-Based Images: Seated Spinal Twist Pose Video
Seated Spinal Twist Pose: Step 1
Step 1 Begin seated in staff pose.
Seated Spinal Twist Pose: Step 2
Step 2 Bend your right knee and place your right foot on the ground outside of your left thigh. You can keep your left leg long, or bend it and place your left heel under your right glute.
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Seated Spinal Twist Pose: Step 3
Step 3 Turn your torso to the right and take your right hand to the ground behind your sacrum. Wrap your left arm around your right leg and place your right hand on the ground behind your sacrum.
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Seated Spinal Twist Pose: Step 4
Step 4 Inhale deeply to lengthen your spine, then take your left arm outside of your right thigh. Use your arm pressing into your thigh and your thigh pressing into your arm to twist on your exhale. Keep this breathing pattern for at least three deep breaths. Repeat on the other side.
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Progressions & Variations

Tips

Not recommended for those with knee or lower back maladies.

Benefits

Improves spinal flexibility. Is alleged to aid digestion and improve blood flow to vital organs.

Modifications

If the twist is too much, you can keep hugging your thigh rather than reaching your arm around it.

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