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  • Writer's pictureVincent Brown

Dynamic Movement - Twisting and Core Engagement

Phoenix Rising Fam, are you ready to twist and shout? Well, maybe just twist for now. Today's blog is all about adding some dynamic movement to your practice with a focus on twisting and core engagement. Let's spice up our routines with a twist (pun intended)! Remember, these movements aren't just to show off your pretzel-like abilities in class; they're about wringing out your body and mind, leaving you refreshed and rejuvenated. And who knows? You might just find your core muscles having a little party of their own.

Kneeling Revolved Crescent with a twist
Kneeling Revolved Crescent with a twist

Best Practices for Twisting:

  • Start Slow: Begin with gentle twists, allowing your body to warm up.

  • Breathe Deeply: Use your breath to deepen the twist, exhaling as you rotate.

  • Align First: Ensure your spine is elongated before you twist to avoid any compression.

  • Lead with Your Chest: Think of twisting from your upper back, not just your shoulders.

  • Listen to Your Body: Twists should feel rejuvenating, not like a medieval torture device.

Best Practices for Core Engagement:

  • Engage, Don’t Strain: Your core should be active but not as if you're bracing for a boxing match.

  • Use Your Breath: Exhale to engage your core deeper, especially in challenging poses.

  • Keep it Balanced: Work on both front and back core muscles for overall strength and balance.

  • Mind Over Muscle: Visualize your core supporting your spine and movements.

  • Quality Over Quantity: A few well-aligned poses can be more effective than dozens of rushed ones. Take your time, Yoga is very different as you are activating muscle groups to move in ways you haven't aske them too in some time.

Don’t Forget to Add a Closing Statement

Remember fam, it’s not about twisting yourself into a human knot or having abs of steel. It’s about finding strength, flexibility, and balance – both on the mat and in life. So let's twist (with care), engage our cores (with mindfulness), and most importantly, enjoy the journey. If you're ready to twist and engage with us, book your next class!

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