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Side Twist Video

Release and open your low back with Side Twist. Take a moment to breathe and reap the benefits of a rotation that feels so great on your low back. Wake up your vital organs and improve digestion.

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Hi, I'm Tom Morley for ExerciseTV. I like to show you a side twist pose. It helps benefit you in many ways. So first, come down on your butt, and then you're gonna lie down on your back. Just like so. The nice thing about this pose is it's easy. It doesn't take a lot of energy. So once you're on your back, you can pull your knees in your chest. Whenever you do this, it helps release your lower back; so then you can kind of rock side to side a little bit if you want or just stay still. You bring your attention to your breath for a moment. Try to lengthen out your breath. A lot of times, when we're stressed out, our breath is very short. It's phrenetic. It's not reaching our full lung capacity. So take a moment, take a deep breath. Hah. Let it go. And I feel good, okay. And now, with one knee pulled in your chest, you're gonna drop that knee over the opposite side of your body. It's very gentle pose, and then you're gonna reach your arm up and you can actually look your head out the other way over that arm. You can use your hand to press that knee down. Now, we're not being aggressive with this pose at all. This pose is a fantastic pose for your lower back. I do this pose everyday. It releases your lower back. It's also good for digestion and it's just flat out wonderfully relaxing pose. It's great. So just stay here and now bring your attention to your breathing. So again, the fun thing about all of this pose is, especially side twist, it's more geared towards your breath than it is towards the actual pose, so you really need to breath, but now with a lot of concerted effort. Allow the breath to be relaxed. So here we go. Hah. Again, you just wanna let go, kind of a let-go feeling. Alright. Let's try the other side. That was great. So again, pull your knee up in your chest. Straight your leg straight on the floor and then easy does it, just drop it over like a-- like a relaxed person I supposed. Anyway, so, again, relax everything in your body, even your jaw. Keep checking your face for tension relaxant. And now, take your breath all the way down to the very bottom of your lungs here. Hah. Let it go out of your mouth. It releases your lower back, and also good for your kidneys. Hah. That's it. And then slowly unwind, and you can pull your knees back in your chest. Rock side to side a little bit, and then roll over to your side, and then press yourself up into a sitting position. So, it's a very gentle and easy pose and very beneficial pose. It's a wonderful pose I do towards the end of the day. Thank you for joining me. I'm Tom Morley for ExerciseTV. Namaste.

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