Twists can be tricky poses in yoga. Unfortunately, there has been a lot of old outdated ways of teaching these poses. Cues that aren’t applicable to how our bodies behave in movement. My 60 minute Patreon class was all about twists this month. As such I decided to add a short 15 minute bonus class, focused on a gentle twist yoga sequence.
Twisting poses have always been a favorite of mine. They are so good for digestion, releasing stress, and great for mobilizing the spine. This is why I include a gentle twisting motion of windshield wipers in the 2 exercises I do everyday for my lower back pain.
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Gentle Yoga Twist Sequence – 15 minute class
This short class is educational movement. In this 15 minute session we explore rotation and range of movement when the pelvis remains static. Versus, the pelvis moving. Hint: there is MORE rotation when we allow the pelvis to move!
Once we explore the movement on all fours, then we grab some blocks and continue our movement in a kneeling lunge. Honestly, this is where most people go ‘all ego’ and want to touch the floor. But, touching the floor is not the pose. The rotation is our #1 priority in this pose.
Sometimes, it’s better to have the torso lifted away from the floor a little more than is seen in traditional illustrations of twisting poses. Because, this may be all we need to allow freedom of movement in the pelvis and hips. Especially if you have lower back or SI pain. Try it. All it takes is 15 minutes.
60 minute twist class
Looking for a full hour long class about twists? You’re in luck! This month the 60 minute class, exclusive for my Patreon community, was all about revolved triangle. It’s a tricky pose, but we build up and explore tips to make it more accessible.
This is a pose I have learned to love over the years I’ve been practicing. And now, it’s one of my favorites. You can unlock this class, and over 20 more by signing up for Patreon today. If you enjoy my yoga classes, and want to do yoga at home on your schedule, what are you waiting for? Come join us on Patreon.
- Do you practice twisting yoga poses?
- What twisting posture is your favorite?
- Do you suffer with digestion issues?