We came, we saw, we conquered. Our Thanksgiving meals, that is. After a glorious long weekend of warm, stick-to-your-ribs homemade food, too many drinks with old friends, and enough family time to fill you to 2016, it’s time for a little detox.
Twisting has many positive effects on the body as a whole. When twisting from the core, you are massaging your internal organs and squeezing out toxins. This is helpful to get the dietary tract moving, release any stiffness you were holding in your back, facilitate your backbend practice and most importantly, help give you a more restful sleep.
Yoga doesn’t have to be difficult to be beneficial. Get deeper in your seated twists by following these cues:
Take a few deep breaths gently inhaling to lengthen and exhale to twist deeper. Once you feel like you’ve reached your maximum twist stay there for another breath or two and then do the same on the other side.
Imagine that you are twisting from your low belly, all the way up to your shoulders and finally your head turns to look behind you. Once you feel like you’ve reached your maximum twist stay there for another breath or two and then do the same on the other side.