Are you ready to refresh and rejuvenate physically, emotionally, and mentally?
A well-rounded yoga practice emphasizing twists will leave you feeling your best on every level.
Here are 4 ways twists help clear out your system and create the space to welcome in fresh energy and light.
Keeps Spine Healthy: Twists help restore and maintain your spine’s range of motion, improve flexibility and mobility, and encourage proper posture. Most of us aren’t consistently moving our spines through the three ranges of motion necessary to keep the spine in ultimate condition.
Our spines need to work through three planes: front to back (sagittal plane), side to side (lateral plane), and rotation (transverse plane.) A well-rounded yoga practice emphasizing twists will assist in developing and maintaining proper spinal alignment. Twists also help prevent back pain.
Prevents Back Pain: Twisting is an important component in avoiding back pain because it helps lengthen the muscles and connective tissues surrounding the spine. Creating space around the spinal column is vital to ensure the vertebrae and discs don’t become compressed or herniated. Many of our daily activities, like sitting, can cause compaction over time, which leads to stiffness and pain. Balanced spinal rotation for the vertebrae, muscles. and connective tissue aids in achieving better alignment and a healthy range of motion.
Benefits Internal Organs: In addition to all the benefits for our bones and muscles, twisting has a profound impact on the health of our internal organs. When we twist, we put direct pressure or compression on our digestive system and endocrine system. This movement encourages the release of toxins from the liver and kidneys and the stimulation of freshly oxygenated blood to flow with more freedom. This increase in circulation enhances digestion and elimination, thus leaving you feeling lighter and more buoyant. Seventy percent of our immune systems are located in the gut, so keeping it healthy impacts our overall well-being.
Release Mental Stress and Tension: Our internal bodies mirror our external ones. By creating freedom and space in our spine through invigorating or soothing twists, we create quiet and calm in our minds and our hearts. If you’re feeling weighed down with your thoughts and emotions, twists are a powerful way to positively impact your mood and mindset.
Enjoy this week's twist-focused classes!
1. Erin Wimert - Get Twisted
2. Keith Allen - Twist & Flow
3. Elise Fabricant - Get Long & Twisty
4. Rob Loud - Twists & Binds
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