Twisting is great for the body. It massages the internal organs, releases tension in the back by “wringing out” the spine, and helps stimulate digestion. The longer we stay in our twists, the more we give the body an opportunity to reap these benefits.
Make sure you’re supported and comfortable, with no strain in the neck, back, or legs. We’d hate for a pose that’s intended to put you in a deeper state of rest to actually cause stress, anxiety, or pain.
If you don’t have any “official” yoga props at home, fear not. Christina uses blankets, pillows, and couch cushions to make sure you won’t miss the bolster at your studio.
Now that spring is actually here (please no more fakeouts; we’re not sure our hearts can take it), this is also a great way to help detox the body from the long winter.