Yoga for Beginners Intro – Part 2 of 20

Reclining Twist
Sanskrit Name: Jathara Parivartanasana (Variation)
Jathara = stomach, belly
Parivartana = turning

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Yoga for Beginners Intro – Part 2: Reclining Twist

Sanskrit Name: Jathara Parivartanasana (Variation)
Jathara = stomach, belly
Parivartana = turning

Benefits:

  • Releases tension from the shoulders, neck, spine, low back and hips
  • Tones the abdomen while giving an internal massage
  • Opens the chest and shoulders
  • Increases the flexibility of the spine
  • Relieves backache
  • Improves digestion and elimination

Points:

  • Keep the thighs at a 90 degree angle to the torso or less
  • Allow the chest to open an expand as the shoulder comes back down towards the floor
  • Keep the face and neck relaxed

Modifications:

  • If the pose seems too intense place a block, folded blanket, towel or pillow under the legs for support

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