Many variations are taught. The foundation is a strong center and a stable sacrum and pelvis. The full expression of the twist happens where updog and cobra happen. Emphasize the breath, and give your internal organs a nice squeeze. Detox, people!
Ready to work it?
Here are some classes featuring Twisting Crescent.
We sometimes need to be reminded that it is not just the body that needs to detox but also our minds and souls! In this class we will flow mindfully through many twists and lots of hips to help us let go of the things that do not serve us any longer in our minds and our bodies! If you are feeling tight this class will help you make the turn towards feeling light! ENJOY
Use this twisting practice to revitalize and regenerate your whole system! Lots of flow, heat and challenging poses. The focus is on twists and revolved poses, to help clear away stress and tightness. Enjoy Yogis!
If you're short on time but want something deep, targeted and thorough, this is for you! We build heat quickly and get right into the hips, hamstrings and shoulders, do a little twisting, back-bending and core strengthening, breathe deeply, get focused and start the day right! (I intended it as a morning practice, but you can do it any time you need a reset!)
Looking to create a little fire in your belly? Kate has you covered in more ways than one! Get ready for some heat-building pranayama and a juicy flow that opens the front body, back body and side-body and leaves you in a state of balance and centered strength so that you might be ready for Ganda Bherundasana (formidable face pose)! Don't worry about the destination, though, just strengthen your center and you can't lose ;)
When most people think of abs, they think of the six pack, otherwise known as the rectus abdominus, but those aren't the only abs in town! The obliques, located on the sides of the torso, are responsible for twisting and side bending and are just as important for stability, mobility and a healthy spine as the rectus abdominus. This practice will help you start to develop an awareness of how to use and strengthen your obliques in order to help you find more balance and stability in a variety of poses. Enjoy!
Want a little strength-training with your yoga? Join Katie for a flow class that has lots of core work and twisting playfully woven through! Your obliques will thank you, and if you don't know where they are, you will by the end of this practice!