Supine Spinal Twist - Supta Matsyendrasana Is the Yoga Pose of the Week
A little holiday indulgence plus a little seasonal cold calls for nothing too ambitious on the mat. A supine spinal twist is just perfect to gently unwind the spine and flush out the organs. This week before the new year is always a good time for a little restorative yoga before stepping up your game again in 2010.
Supine Spinal Twist - What is it?:
The supine spinal twist is essentially laying on your back and gently rotating the spine by twisting at the waist. The shoulders lay flat on the floor, while one knee is bent and brought up and crossed over the body. The other leg stays on the floor. This movement can be very therapeutic; however, it does come with a warning for people with back pain.