A twist can cleanse your body from head to toe. As you twist, keep your spine long and exhale while twisting from the navel line, the abdominal obliques rotate. It is like wringing out your body from the center as
you would with a wet washcloth. The action squeezes and stretches muscles, nerves, glands, and organs in the torso.
A twist to the right compresses the ascending colon. A twist to the left compresses the descending colon. The compression of organs pushes out blood filled with metabolic by-products and toxins. When the twist is
released, fresh blood flows in carrying oxygen and the building blocks for tissue healing.
Here is a list of twisting poses to get you started:
- half lord of the fishes (seated spinal twist)
- noose pose
- reclining twist
- revolving chair
- revolving head-to-knee pose
- revolving triangle
- sage twist
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