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Twisting

Posted May 09 2009 10:01pm
I really enjoyed this yoga class I taught this morning.  I really enjoy teaching yoga in the spring in general.  Why, you may ask?  Because spring is all about renewal and rejuvenation in Chinese medicine.  We care for and revitalize our livers at this time.  With just a few more weeks to go until summer, I encourage you to keep twisting your torso in your yoga practice.  Like a sponge, when you twist, you squeeze and wring out your organs flushing out toxins and then flood the organ with much-appreciated, clean blood.  And with all of the deep breathing (pranayama) exercises throughout the yoga class, there is definitely an abundance of oxygenated blood to nourish your organs, particularly your liver.  

Two very simple twists that any person can do are:   ardha matsyendrasana  and  parivrtta trikonasana.  Learn to take pleasure in twisting.  All of your visceral organs and your spine will thank you for it.  

Thank you for reading.
Tamara ZumMallen
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