Direction of twist

Many people make the mistake of twisting in the wrong direction. In other words, they place their right arm against the right leg or their left arm against the left leg. In this position there is no leverage. Under these circumstances, one thinks how easy the asana is to perform, which it is, but unfortunately it gives little or no benefits. The correct direction of twist is essential to obtain full benefits from the asana.

There is a very simple and direct method of quickly knowing if you have twisted the trunk in the correct direction. Imagine that the leg that points backwards, the one with the heel pressed against the buttock, is an arrow or a pointer. Your trunk must be twisted in the same direction as the arrow. In other words, in the final pose you should face in the direction that the arrow points. If this is not the case then you will definitely know that you are doing the asana incorrectly.

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The Chakra Checklist

The Chakra Checklist

The chakras are described as being aligned in an ascending column from the base of the back to the top of the head. New Age practices frequently associate each chakra with a particular color.

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