Yoga twists are energizing poses that are designed to improve the flexibility of the spine and lower back while promoting improved blood circulation.
These types of yoga movements gyrate the spine to help give it added length and also stretch the muscles of the midsection to help you maintain a reasonable range of motion. As we get older and less active we all tend to have a reduction of the range of motion in our muscles and joints.
These twisting poses can also stimulate your internal organs to better flush toxins and other unwanted waste products.
Reclined twists are a great way to relax and stretch your spine, shoulders, and to open up your hips. This is an excellent pose to do after back bending poses like the Upward Facing Dog or the Camel Pose.
Benefits of The Reclined Twists:
Yoga twists like the half-lord-of-fishes are a familiar segment to any yoga class. The benefits they offer range from increasing the flexibility of the spine to relaxing the mind and nervous system.
Yoga reclining poses can do wonders for your hips, back, and legs. They are also very effective for strengthening and toning your core muscles. The Hero Pose is a popular advanced yoga stretch that effectively opens the front body and can also help with ailments like asthma, high blood pressure, and digestive problems.
Another popular reclining pose is the Bow Pose which can help to improve circulation, open the rib cage, and help the lungs to increase their oxygen capacity levels.
Having a full range of motion in the back of your body is important for many other yoga poses. Over time, we tend to lose the full range in our legs and back from sitting at a desk job too much or by living a sedentary lifestyle. Taking the time to include the yoga twists into your yoga practice could be helpful with many life functions.
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