When in Doubt, Twist it All Out

Twists are one of my very favorite groups of postures! As someone who has dealt with a lot of digestive upset in my life, learning yoga twists has been a lifesaver for me. Twists are postures that generally involve moving the shoulder girdle to face in an opposing direction in relation to the hips. There are different twists that target the upper, middle and lower portions of the torso, all having their own unique set of health benefits:

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The Benefits of Turning your World Upside-down

An inversion is most generally categorized as any asana in which the head is below the heart. And while headstand, handstand, forearm stand, and shoulder stand immediately come to mind, there are gentler variations that may be more accessible for students early on in their inversion relationship: Down dog, standing forward folds, legs up the wall, and happy baby are lovely ways in which to get things moving in new directions without jumping in the deep end. 

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