Day 9: Seated spinal twist
Today's pose is a variation of yesterday's Easy Pose. Twists are great for the digestive system so this is a great pose to come back to after you've indulged in one to many holiday treats in the days to come! As always, work within a pain free range and never go beyond what feels good to you! The twist should be gentle and feel good! Never force it!
Start in Easy Pose (see yesterday's post for instructions).
Place your right hand on the floor behind you. Bring your left hand to the outside of your right knee, exhaling as you gently twist to the right. Inhale again as you lengthen your spine, and exhale as you twist deeper. Gaze over your right shoulder. Do not push hard against your knee to force a deeper twist.
Don't round your shoulders or lean forward. Sit up straight. Hold for up to 10 breaths.Exhale as you come back to the center. Switch your legs and repeat the twist on the opposite side for the same amount of time. Release.
Hi! I'm Erica, a fitness and healthy food loving wife and mother of three here to inspire you on your wellness journey!