Today, I’m sharing a yoga pose that’s great for the fall season! What makes a yoga pose great for the fall season? Well, according to Ayurveda, each season has a certain energy. The energy of the fall season is Air and Ether, also known as Vata. The Vata energy also governs certain parts of our body, including the hips and the colon. So, the pose that I’m showing you today is a reclined twist and it’s great for the hips and colon!
Benefits of this pose:
Improves flexibility in the spine
Great stretch for the hips
So, let’s move through the pose now. Watch the video, or keep reading…
Lay down on your back. Keep your arms by your side. Bend your knees and bring the soles of your feet to the ground.
Lift your hips off the ground. Shift your hips to the right and then lower your hips back down to the ground.
Take your arms out the side in a T-shape or Cactus Arms. (Cactus arms is like T-shape, except you bend your elbows so that your hands are up near your ears)
Let your knees fall to the left, maybe stacking your right leg over the left if that feels comfortable to you. Gaze up to the ceiling, or shift your gaze to look over your right arm (depending on what feels best for your neck).
Hold the pose here for as long as you like before switching sides
There you have it! Reclined spinal twist. Great pose for spinal flexibility, hip stretch, and improving digestion. Enjoy this pose during the Fall and anytime you want extra loving attention to your hips, spine, and colon!
Leave a comment below to let me know how you enjoyed the pose! Any challenges, questions, comments? Let me know of that too!