Starting Position:
Lie on the abdomen

on the twisting of the spine

coordinated with the movement

3 times on each side

Lie on the abdomen and place the hands beside the shoulders on the floor. Legs are slightly apart with toes tucked under. >Inhaling press the hips to the floor. Raise the upper body with the help of the arms. >Look up. >Exhaling slowly turn the head and upper body to the right and look over the right shoulder towards the left heel. >Inhaling turn back to the centre again and look upwards. >Exhaling slowly return to the starting position.

Repeat the exercise on the other side.

Maintains flexibility of the spine and prevents slipped discs. This Asana is especially beneficial for those who sit a lot. Helpful for constipation and regulates kidney and female reproductive function. Has a generally harmonising effect upon body and mind.

This Asana is to be avoided with a hyperactive thyroid, hernia, acute problems of the spine, back or intestines.

Asana is included in the following categories:
Asanas and Exercises to Support Renal Activity
Asanas and Exercises to Increase Flexibility of the Spine
Asanas and Exercises to Counteract Digestive Problems