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In yoga class tonight, Ruth started a series of classes focusing on twists. We haven't done any in-depth study of twists yet. This year we've studied back bends, inversions, forward bends, and standing poses. In addition, we've looked at mudras and vayus.

Ruth said the important thing to remember about twists is that it is not the spine that twists. Rather we are looking for the the movement of muscles, ribs, and organs around the spine. That is what produces the action we seek and gives us the benefit.

Tonight's poses included:
Baddha Konasana
Upavistha Konasa
Marichyasana I
Jathara Parivartanasana (This is a hard pose to do correctly. It is very easy to move the hips off to the side, thereby avoiding the stretch.)
Rope work to practice Jathara Parivartanasana
Utthita Trikonasana
Parsvakonasana (Also at the wall, with the overhead hand pressing into the wall to help get more of a torso twist. Very challenging.)
Ardha Chandrasana
Parivrtta Trikonasana
Rope work to work on Parivrtt…