If you want to increase the flexibilty of your spine while relaxing your body, try the Revolved Belly Pose. Learn this on day 29 of our yoga challenge with Sarah Malcolm
Welcome to day 29 of Healthista’s 30 Day Yoga Challenge, with leading London yoga teacher Sarah Malcolm (@sarahmalcs), where you can learn, in detail, a different pose or aspect of yoga every day.
If you’re just joining us, click here to go to day one and see below for links to the other days in the series. Today’s video is all about learning Jathara Parivartanasana, also known as the Revolved Belly Pose.
Revolved Belly Pose
If you want to relax your body, the Revolved Belly Pose is a great move to try before bed.
‘It is a great way to wind down the body, release the breath and tap into the parasympathetic nervous system,’ Sarah says.
For this pose, simply lie on your back with your arms outstretched – then twist one bent leg to the side. After holding the pose for as long as you like, switch to the other side.
Check back in tomorrow for the final video in our yoga challenge series.
Each day you will be learning a new aspect to the practice, so in a month you will have learned the basic yoga poses in depth and will be ready to participate in classes or do a proper sequence by yourself.
Yoga is a meditation that anyone can do. You don’t need a specific body type to master the practice, you just need the right skills – and you don’t need to be bendy to do it, that’s myth we’d like to dispel. Just do the moves and you’ll feel the magic. Our 30 day challenge will give you the skills to become a true yogi.
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In our video series, Sarah is dressed by lululemon