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Supine Twist

Supta Matsyendrasana

Benefits

Calms the mind, relieves tension and stress, stretches the back and legs.

Step 1

Begin by lying on your back.

Step 2

Bring both knees up to your body in Wind Relieving Pose.

Step 3

Take one hand, and place it on your opposite knee.

Step 4

Gently guide both knees to the floor, keeping your legs comfortably bent.

Step 5

Stretch your arms out to your sides, and look at your fingertips on the opposite side that your knees are pointing.

Step 6

Hold this pose for a couple of breaths, then return your body to Wind Relieving Pose and repeat on your opposite side.

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