A Twisty Wednesday

Happy Wednesday all my fellow yogis and friends! Hope everyone is enjoying the week. We have 5 shopping days left before the big day! My big baking day is happening Friday morning. I did bake the fudge already and made my other homemade gifts. I can’t say what they are because some of the recipients read this blog daily. 😊 If anyone wants any of the extra cookies, please take them as I don’t need anymore! Lol

I hate to say it but we are taking a 3 day break from arm balances because I skipped a couple pages. Not on purpose either. Silly me. It’s ok because this is a pose that I do every single day and every class I teach. It is way too important to skip. I have always had back trouble from the time I was 16. My aunt, cousins and I were involved in a car accident that left my back in pain ever since. I have discovered that this pose/twist always makes my back feel a little better. Ironically my chiropractor puts me in this same pose sometimes to crack and pop my back so it must be good for me! Lol Don’t be afraid to practice this pose daily to maintain a healthy back.

Today’s pose: jathara parivrtti- belly twist- start off on your back with your feet flat on the floor. Pull the knees in toward you and drop them to the left or right as you will do both sides. Look over the opposite shoulder and enjoy this twist and you take nice deep breaths. You may place you hand on the knee to get more out of the twist if you would like. Don’t forget to do the other side!

What this pose works: sternocleidmastoid, scalenes, pectoralis major, external oblique, internal oblique, and the gluteus Maximus