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Svaroopa Yoga Pose - Rotated Stomach Pose

Posted Jan 15 2009 11:46pm
Of all the Svaroopa yoga poses Rotated Stomach Pose, or Jathara Parivrttanasana, is my favorite. This pose is a reclining spinal twist. It is a very easy pose, releases a lot of tension in your back and is very calming. I also like it because you can do it in bed before you go to sleep at night or in the morning before you get up. It releases the thorasic spine, shoulders, and neck. Rotated Stomach Pose is part of the "Magic Four", a set of four core poses in Svaroopa Yoga, which I will talk about in another post.

1. Lie on your back holding your knees to your chest with your hands. Your knees should be touching. You should feel your back will flatten to the floor.
2. Let your arms fall wide out to your sides and let your legs roll onto your right side. Your legs and knees should be stacked on top of one another.
3. Bring your left arm down along your left side and move your right wrist so that it is touching your knees, palms up.
4. Turn your head slowly toward your bent knees.
5. Remember to breathe and stay here for a few minutes.
6. Slowly turn your head back to the middle follow with your knees, holding on to your knees
7. Repeat on the left side

Enjoy the deliciousness of this pose!

Namaste,
Michele
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