PURPOSE

Twists are said to wring out the toxins in the body and stimulate the digestive system. When it comes to twists, you always want to twist your torso to the right first and then to the left, following the direction of the digestive path.

INSTRUCTIONS

Easy pose with Twist

Source: yogaoutlet

To begin, stay seated in Easy pose.

Take your right hand and place it behind your right hip.

Put your left hand on the outside of your right knee.

Inhale and sit up a little taller.

Then, as you exhale use the placement of your hands as anchors to help you twist a little deeper.

Hold for at least five breaths.

Repeat on the other side.

MODIFICATIONS

To modify this pose, you can place a block under your right hand so that you don’t lose the upright nature in your spine.

If you were seated on a blanket or a different prop in Easy pose, then continue to stay on that prop here.