Belly Twist B

Definition - What does Belly Twist B mean?

Belly twist B is a re-energizing and relaxing yoga pose that stretches, lengthens and hydrates the spine, and stretches the legs.

To enter this pose, the practitioner lies flat on the back. The knees are bent and brought into the chest, then drop to one side. The corresponding hand grabs the outside of the top foot, and the legs straighten. The arms remain perpendicular to the body, while the head turns to the other side to gaze at the fingertips.

Belly twist B may also be referred to by its Sanskrit name, jathara parivartanasana B.

Yogapedia explains Belly Twist B

There are two variations of the belly twist. Where the legs are bent in version A, they are straightened in version B.

Practicing this twist can help with stress and anxiety. It also reduces fatigue and relieves headaches. It realigns and lengthens the spine, strengthens the lower back, improves digestion and blood circulation, and opens the hips. It even helps with back and neck pain and relieves sciatica.

If it is not possible to hold the foot with the hand, a strap can be used instead.

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