Yoga For You
Sitting chair twist
This twisting pose helps relieve stiff back and fatigue:
Sit sideways on a stable chair with your right side next to the back of the chair. Keep your feet and thighs slightly apart and parallel.
Sit erect, looking straight ahead.
As you inhale, lift your trunk and turn your chest to the left.
Hold the backrest of the chair.
Lift your torso, keeping your shoulders level and opening the chest.
Look over your right shoulder.
Breathe evenly as you continue to lift and twist the spine, without letting your buttock bones move from their original position.
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Robert Kay performs the sitting chair twist.
and Shelley Choy
are certified Iyengar Yoga teachers and co-direct the Manoa Yoga Center at Manoa Marketplace. Visit www.manoayoga.com
or call 382-3910. Manoa Yoga Center, the authors and the Star-Bulletin take no responsibility for any injury arising from the practice of these yoga postures. Readers should seek a doctor's approval before commencing this yoga practice.