TWIST AND FLOW YOGA TO DETOX AND RENEW

Updated: Jan 7

Happy New Year BADASS YOGI! The holidays are behind us and it's time to think about the year ahead. If you feel as though you've fallen off track with your routine and you've been eating whatever and not really planning ahead, you're not alone! I'm with you.


The holidays are always a time for me to eat, drink and be merry. It's my happy place and I don't want to deprive myself of delicious, yet heavy home cooked meals or yummy homemade sweet treats. I invite it in because I know I can get back on track again and it's all about balance. I also like to use this time to rest and refresh my home.


I'd love to share with you what I've been doing. It's time for you to DETOX+RENEW! You can do this by:


- Decluttering! Cleaning out the closets of your home, your computer and phone storage and getting rid of things that are no longer serving you.

- Re-evaluate your social circle and only give your time to those who lift you up and don't steal your energy.

- Get all of the holiday junk out of your pantry and fridge and replace it with healthy options that will actually fuel your body and mind.

- Create a new fitness and exercise routine

- Drink plenty of water

- Get enough rest

- MOVE YOUR BADASS BODY WITH BADASS YOGA


Do some BADASS YOGA with me this week and get some much needed love into your spine and lymphatic system. Twisting can help to active your lymphatic system and naturally assist your organs in detoxifying by giving them a gentle massage.


RECLINING TWIST is one of my favourite ways to end my yoga practice and give my spine that much needed love it deserves.


Get yourself familiarized with RECLINING TWIST and then practice with me to the BADASS YOGA: TWIST+FLOW SEQUENCE either Live this Thursday or on demand in the FREE VIDEO LIBRARY after the class airs live.


BADASS YOGA is live every Thursday at 8pm ET on Zoom for 15 minutes!

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ASANA LAB: RECLINING TWIST

Benefits:

  • Realigns the spine and hydrates the spinal disks.

Contraindications:

  • Injuries to the hips, knees and back

Getting Into the Pose:

  1. Lying on your back, bring your arms out to the sides with the palms facing down in a T position. Bend the right knee and place the right foot on the left knee.

  2. Exhale drop the right knee over to the left side of your body, twisting the spine and low back. Look at the right finger tips.

  3. Keep the shoulders flat to the floor, close the eyes, and relax into the posture. Let gravity pull the knee down, so you do not have to use any effort in this posture.

Alternatives & Options:

  • Place a block under your knee for support if your leg is floating.

  • Lower your knee or bring it up higher to change the sensation.

  • Look up towards the sky if your neck is unhappy.

  • While in the twist, place the opposite hand on the knee to help increase the stretch.

  • To intensify the twist, straighten your bent leg out to the side and catch it with your hand.

  • Twist with both legs - Bend your knees with feet flat on the floor. Press into your feet, lift your hips and move them over slightly to the left. Place your hips back down on the floor and twist to the right with both legs.

  • Eagle Legs Twist

Coming Out of the Pose:

  • On an inhale, bring your knee back into your chest and exhale to straighten your leg out long on the mat. Repeat on the other side.

Muscles Affected:

  • Entire back and hips

Other Names for this Pose:

  • Supta Matsyendrasana

  • Supine Twist

  • Reclined Spinal Twist

  • Single Leg Reclined Twist

 

BADASS YOGA: TWIST+FLOW SEQUENCE


Practice this sequence with me LIVE on Thursday January 6th at 8pm ET

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Reclining Twist - other side

Cat/Cow

Downward Dog

Sun Salutation B + Chair Twists x3


Warrior II

Wide Leg Forward Fold - Twist

Lizard Pose - Twist - Bind

Side Plank


Crescent Lunge - Open Twist x3 - Twist

Side Plank - Reach Throughs

Low Lunge Pyramid Pose

Revolved Triangle


Wide Knee Child's Pose

Reclining Twist - other side

 

Check out my FREE VIDEO LIBRARY for more BADASS YOGA classes!


BADASS YOGA is live every Thursday at 8pm ET on Zoom and uploaded to my website video library afterward!

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