We are at a festive time of year where we tend to overpower our bodies with sweets and family recipes. Luckily our digestive fire tends to be stronger this time of year, but it is wise to be extra mindful of our digestive condition and help it do its thing in the midst of overload. I have had my fair share of digestion issues ever since grade school, and I've spent my life trying to find some methods to its madness. The following tips are a few things I've used over the years to combat my own IBS-like symptoms and what I've seen help a lot of my clients with their issues.Read More
In my yoga classes, I talk a lot about the spine needing to move six ways. Front and back, side to side, and twisting both directions. I start all of my classes with warming up the spine in all of those directions. It may seem simple enough, but it's amazing at how we mostly move the spine forward and rarely move it through its other ranges of movement. Adding some gentle twisting into your everyday life can have very profound effects with overall back health, digestion health, and even with your energy levels.
I'll get to some simple poses in a moment, but here are some fun facts about why twisting is so important.