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The Skinny: Belly Twist

BY DI ARTS STAFF | JULY 02, 2009 7:20 AM

Ready for a fitter, happier, and healthier you? The DI is here to help. Each week, we’ll feature a new yoga pose you can easily incorporate into your daily regimen to promote oneness of body, mind, and spirit.

This week: The Belly Twist



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1. Lie on your back and spread your arms out to the sides, palms flat against the floor. Bend both knees and bring them in to your chest.

2. As you exhale, drop both knees over to the left side of your body, twisting your spine and lower back. Keep your knees as close to your left arm as possible as you look toward your right hand.

3. Keep your shoulders pressed against the floor as you close your eyes, relaxing as you keep your knees pressed into the floor with little effort.

4. Breathe and hold the pose for five to 10 counts.

5. Release the pose by inhaling and rolling your hips back onto the floor. Then, repeat on the other side.


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