Major Muscles Worked:


Set Up:

  1. Start by sitting upright on the floor, with your legs slightly bent.
  2. Lean back, so that you’re balancing on your sit bone,
    your lower back is not against the mat.
  3. You can hold a light object in your hands.
    if you don’t, interlock your fingers so that your hands stay together throughout the movement.
  4. Your feet can be off the floor, or touching the floor. Either way is fine.

The Movement:

  1. Leaning back just slightly, bring your hands towards the floor close to your right hip as you rotate your shoulders and keep your shoulders square with your arms.
  2. Return to center, and repeat on the left side.

Specific Cues:

  • The further you lean back, the easier the twisting will be, however it will cause more tension on your abdominal muscles.
  • Being more upright will be easier, however you’ll have to twist more to get your hands to touch the mat.
  • Make sure that you’re rotating your shoulders from side to side, and not just moving your hands from side to side.
  • Keep your head and spine in a neutral position during the entire movement.

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