Twisting yoga poses are the perfect way to give your body a much needed spring cleanse. This type of yoga focuses on lengthening, twisting, and releasing tension from the body. Not only does doing these poses detoxify your body, but they also stimulate your internal organs, helping them to function at their optimal level.
Standing Twist helps to open up your chest and lungs, and is great for stimulating your digestive system. Begin by standing up tall and closing your eyes. Raise your arms, making a ‘T’ shape with your body and inhale deeply. On the exhale, twist your body while bringing your hands together and drawing your elbow to the opposite knee. Allow each twist to be slow and gentle, and focus on the muscles as they release and relax.
Half Lord of Fishes
Half Lord of Fishes pose helps to release tension from the spine and increases blood flow to the pelvic organs. Begin by sitting on the floor, with both legs outstretched in a ‘V’ shape. Cross your right leg, bringing your right ankle over your left knee. Place your left hand on the floor for support and your right hand behind you. Inhale deeply, and twist your body to the right. As you exhale, deepen your twist. Keep your breathing slow and steady while you hold the position and focus on releasing tightness from your back and sides.
Twisted Chair is a great pose to further detoxify and relax your internal organs. Begin in a chair pose, with both feet spread wide apart and your arms stretched out in front of you. Inhale deeply and as you exhale, bring your left elbow to the outside of your right knee. Make sure your spine is tall and solid, and hold the position for as long as you can. Finish your session with this pose for a revitalized and energized feeling.
Twisting your body through yoga poses is a great way to stimulate organs and increase blood circulation throughout the body, while also releasing tension from tight muscles. Start practicing these three poses today and give your body a much needed spring clean.