A good ol’ twist after a day of sitting at the desk is a satisfying way to relieve tension and realign the spine. Here are a few more reasons to add spinal rotation to your movement routine.
1. Twists Boost Your Digestion
Twists aid digestion and help our food move along. If you have gut issues, twists can help with elimination (constipation) and bloating. Twists assist by increasing the circulation and energy to these areas.
2. Twists Keep Your Spine Healthy
The spine twists and regular twisting is essential to keep the vertebrae in the spine strong, and the muscles and tissues around the spine supple. So if there’s stiffness, the twists will increase motion, and decrease pain and discomfort.
3. Twists Neutralise the Body After Intense Poses
Twists help neutralise the body after intense poses like backbends or forward folds. We twist to restore balance in the body, particularly the spine and pelvis.