Friday, September 25, 2020

Supported Reclining Twist

The Supported Reclining Twist is a relaxing, restorative pose that can be practiced anytime, particularly when one has had a long, tiring day.

Props Required :-

1 bolster /1 or 2 thickly folded blankets, 2 blocks

Organising the Pose

  • Sit down on the floor and extend your legs towards the front wall.
  • Fold your legs placing your left leg over your right leg. Place a folded blanket or bolster between your knees in order to avoid compression of your hips.
  • Place a bolster on the floor so that it vertically intersects your right hip.
  • While you are still upright, shift your lower left waist to the right.
  • Gently lay your torso down on the bolster.
  • Turn your head to the left and rest it so that the right side of your head is touching the bolster.

Use of Props-

  • Place one or more blankets between your thighs if you are feeling a strain in your hips.
  • Place folded blankets on top of the bolster to support your torso.
  • Use folded blankets or blocks to support your arms.

Benefits:-

  • Quietens the brain and relaxes the nervous system
  • Reduces distress and anxiety
  • Reduces tension in the muscles of the back, lateral sides and neck.
  • This pose should be avoided if you have severe back problems or sacroiliac joint issue.

Namaste!

Neelanjana Bharadwaj– Yoga Expert

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