Reinvigorate The Self With This Spinal Twist

Welcome to your ultimate Spinal Twist, also known as the washing machine, twisting and moving blocked energies that are store in our physical bodies, you will leave feeling energized and rejuvenated. This exercise will also help you with realizing your full human potential,  balancing the right and left hemispheres of the brain. 

The discs between each vertebra act like shock absorbers, cushioning the nerves and bones of our spinal column. They are made of living cartilage and require movement and circulation to remain healthy, in addition to opening up the nerve channels on either side of the spine. This technique also works on the pelvic region, which acts as a foundation for the body, the point of balance for the torso and the lower foundation. This is an excellent preparation for meditation, as it increases spinal circulation. 


  • Alleviate low back pain
  • Good to start your yoga practice
  • Opens up the heart center and stimulates the upper spine
  • Massages the internal organs on the torso area, specially the digestive system
  • Creates flexibility for torso and hips.
  • Stimulate and awaken the energy from the bottom of the spine


Step by Step:

  1. Sit up straight, legs crossed, shoulders relaxed.
  2. Place your hands on your shoulders comfortably, fingers on the front side, thumbs in back, eyes are closed internally focusing on the space between the eyebrows. 
  3. Lift the elbows so that the arms are in a straight line, parallel to the ground, allowing the arms to swing freely with the body.
  4. Moving the torso and head together, twist your body to the left as you inhale.
  5. Twist to the right as you exhale.
  6. Rotate from the navel point.  Keep the neck straight, moving it with the spine.  Do not lead with the head.
  7. Continue for 26 times or 1-3 minutes, as you warm up, you can pick up the pace.
  8. When finished, inhale deeply, holding the body still.
  9. Contain the breath for 3-10 seconds, then exhale and hold the breath out.
  10. Close the eyes and observe the new found energy flowing up the spine and through the top of the head.
  11. Repeat the final breath twice.
  12. Relax and let the energy circulate

Once you are finished, sit quietly and meditate. Be present to the sensations in your body. Increase your awareness to include every part of your body and spine. 

Enjoy your new sense of presence, and bless your light!

Moun is the Cofounder Of Wild Woman. She is an ancient Yoga, Breathwork and Meditation teacher. Follow her below.