Twisted roots pose

BENEFITS:

Mechanic:

by rotating the spine the pose is releasing tension. Also stimulates the obliques,gluts and IT band.

Energetic:

targets the Gall Bladder channel, the Urinary Bladder channel and also the Heart-Lungs pathways when arms are up.

Mind/emotions:

calming, relaxing and balancing.

CONTRADICTIONS:

Proceed with care in case or hernia or prolapsed disc.

HELP & PROPS:

Support the knee if high in the air so the body can relax. If the shoulder if off the floor, use a prop to support the arm enhancing relaxation.

If there is any tingling sensations in the arm or if you are getting numbness into the hand or fingers, lower the arm down as you may be pinching on a nerve.

TIME RECOMMENDED:

Three to five minutes.

RELEASING THE POSE:

Release the arms down, bring the knees back to center, uncross the legs and relax in Savasana.

ADDITIONAL TIPS:

By changing the knees angle you will be able to affect different spine segments.

 

 

 

 

Huge inspiration in preparing yin yoga descriptions was Sebastian Pucelle and Murielle Burellier website:

with-yinyoga.com