Exercise #1453

Spine Twist

2 mins - Exercise


Muscle Focus: Abdominals, obliques.

Objective: Strengthen obliques and back extensors, increase spinal and trunk mobility.

Start Position: Sit with legs together in front of the body and feet flexed. Raise arms directly to the side and shoulder height. Sit tall through the spine.

Movement: Inhale reach the crown of your head to the ceiling. Exhale twist the torso to the right, growing taller on the twist and pulsing two times. Inhale return torso to center. Exhale twist the torso to the left, pulsing two times. Inhale return to center. Repeat.

Precautions: Maintain a straight line from wrist to wrist through the shoulders, finding the twist in the rib cage and torso, and not the shoulders. Ensure that the heels stay in line as the torso twists, and avoid shifting through the hips and legs. Feels as though you are pushing through your heels into a wall. Sits bones stay anchored in place on the Mat.
What You'll Need: Mat

About This Video


Today, I'm going to be teaching the spine twist and I have knee Adrian who has a wonderful posture to begin with. This exercise is intended to get you to sit up really tall to learn wh...


I love the neck stretch with it
Thanks! Glad you enjoyed:)
Growing taller, toes straight up, lift even taller ... fabulous cues!

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