Asana Category: Twists

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Questions Answered Here

  1. What is spinal twisting and why do we practice twists?
  2. Describe five types of twists and examples for each.
  3. What are the general physical effects of twists? Energetic effects?
  4. For what conditions are twists contraindicated?
  5. Why is twisting one of the major culprits in sacroiliac (SI) joint pain?
  6. How do experts recommend practicing twists in order to keep SI joints safe?
  7. Under what conditions is it advisable to practice only gentle twisting?
  8. For what reasons do we keep the spine long while twisting?
  9. Describe breath-related teachings to accompany twisting practice.
  10. Describe common tendencies for over- and under-working parts of the spine during twists.
  11. How can you sequence to prepare for twists?
  12. How might you counter a strong twisting sequence?
  13. Name up to 29 (!) twisting poses.

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