Prayer twist helps to realign the spine while building strength and flexibility in the lower body and torso. Additional benefits of prayer twist include:
- Builds strength in the thighs, calves, ankles and feet
- Stretches the muscles of the back
- Nourishes the spine
- Opens the chest
- Improves digestion by stimulating the abdominal organs
Prayer twist can be modified by placing both hands on the bent knee and simply looking over the shoulder. The back knee can also be lowered to the floor to make it gentler for the legs and allow the spine to move more easily into the twist.