Twisted Trunk

Twisting & Churning to Detox.

Unlike forward and backward bends twisting is not affected by gravitational force being said that twisting without a proper recruitment of deep and superficial rotator muscles in front and at back may not bring desired effects out of your yoga practices. This workshop is suitable for both beginners and seasoned practitioners looking to deepen and refine their understanding about twisting postures. 

Twists, what are they good for?

  • Twists rotate the spine and stretch the muscles of the back and helps to restore and retain the spine’s natural range of motion.
  • Twists give us an instant energy lift and decompress the vertebrae in a safe healthy way and helps lengthen the spine and get space between the bones enhancing the better energy flow.
  • Twists are neutralizing poses so they’re good to include if you’ve been doing lots of strong back bends or forward bends.
  • Twists incorporate the center of our body, working the abdominal, obliques, the muscles that support the movement of our spine, our shoulders, pelvis, neck etc… that is when you are doing them correctly.
  • Twists are great for creating movement in and around our organs (mobility and motility), hence twists are commonly known to aid digestion.

Key features of Twisting Workshop


  • Discover 4 essential types of twisting.
  • Explore the site of twisting in relation to Hatha Yoga postures.
  • Safety notes on Yoga Twists
  • Finally, we will put it all together in a fun, challenging flow that will allow you to integrate and solidify what you have learnt into your everyday practice.
Key features of Twisting workshop

Total Hours : 8

Session 1. Kinesiology of Twists

  • Discover 4 essential types of twisting
  • Explore the site of twisting in relation to Hatha Yoga postures

Session 2. Assessments

  • Understand the limited factors in twisting postures in Hatha yoga.

Session 3. Preparation & Practice 

  • Explore the breathing mechanics that assist in twisting.
  • Explore twisting in different position like sitting and standing.

Session 4. Progression

  • Explore twisting in reclined, balancing on arms and single leg.
  • Learn how to incorporate binds to safely intensifying the twist, using props where needed.
  • Safety notes on Yoga Twists

All session includes Practice and assessment to evaluate the degree of progress in every segment.

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All workshops are offered under Yoga Alliance registry – YACEP

As per YA Standard every three years starting from the initial date of registration with YA, all RYTs must submit a minimum of 45 hours of yoga teaching and 30 hours of yoga training, At least 10 training hours must be Continuing Education (CE) Contact Hours. No more than 20 training hours may be Continuing Education Non-Contact Hours. All hours must be directly related to one of the YA Educational Categories.