Twists

Ardha Matsyendrasana

Half Lord of the Fish Pose Asana Ardha Matsyendrasana/ Half Lord of the Fish Pose. There are many variations to this pose, and its simplicity can carry you deeply into your core.  Sitting with legs out, bend the L knee and bring the foot to the R hip, or lift the hips and sit on… Read more »

Pasasana/Noose Pose

Noose Pose Asana: Pasasana/Noose Pose. Squatting as deeply as possible, knees together, twist the trunk to one side, with the arm pit outside the thigh, reach arms around the back and exhaling, clasp the hands, or use a strap. Turn the neck/cheek and look over either shoulder. After several breaths, release, and twist to other… Read more »

Parivritta Parsvakonasana

Revolving Lateral Angle Pose Asana: Parivritta Parsvakonasana/Revolving Lateral Angle Pose.  You can come into this Pose from Vira I by exhaling as you bring the arms down and across the forward knee.  If the R knee is front, move the L ribs long, to try and place the entire L arm over the R thigh. … Read more »

Bharadvajasana

Seated Side Twist Pose Asana: Bharadvajasana/Seated side twist. Bend the knees, bringing both feet beside R hip, buttocks on floor if possible.  On exhale, twist, turning trunk as far to L as possible. Place R hand on outer L thigh or knee, or place palm on floor, under L knee. Place L hand onto floor… Read more »

Parivrtta Uttanasana

Revolved Standing Forward Bend Pose Asana: Parivrtta Uttanasana/Revolved Standing Forward Bend.  Standing tall reach up, out and over, hang there for a moment, then grab the outside of your feet, if you can, inhale, and on the exhale deeply twist the torso to the R, facing up.  Release any strain in neck.  Remain there inhaling/extending… Read more »

Marichyasana III

Pose to Sage Marichi Begin sitting with legs extended, or in Dandasana Pose, bend R knee, bringing foot to R hip, pressing foot strongly into the floor.   keep L leg long and perfectly parallel.  The tendency is to allow outer rotation. Inhaling, lengthen spine, on exhale twist and extend torso into R knee, so… Read more »

Parivritta Janu Sirsasana

Revolved Triangle Pose Take a large step forward on the R from Tadasana-Mountain Pose.  turn L foot slightly out, keep R foot directly forward, lift arms to side, parallel to floor.  Feet can either be aligned front heel to back instep, or if the hips are tight, allow legs to be hip width.  On inhale… Read more »