Yoga Pose: Supine Spinal Twist (Supta Jaṭhara Parivartānāsana)

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  • Supine Spinal Twist

  • Supta Jaṭhara Parivartānāsana

  • supta = supine
  • jaṭhara = stomach
  • parivartāna = revolving
  • āsana = posture
  • Category:
    Supine / Twist
  • Difficulty:
    Beginner
  • Description:

    From supine position, bent one knee and cross it outside of the opposite foot. Use the hand to put slight pressure on the bent knee to push down towards the floor. Keep both shoulders squared and rooted to the floor. Extend the opposite hand and gaze towards the hand. For a deeper stretch, start to straighten the bent knee.

  • Benefits:

    Stretches the back muscles and spine. Stimulates the kidneys, abdominal organs, urinary bladders and intestines. Releases stress. If the knee is straightened, it stretches the hamstrings and strengthens the legs.