• Oracle Children's Yoga

Small Twists Make A Big Difference

When your children are lacking in energy teach them to stand tall with their heels rooted to the earth and gently swing their arms from side to side, noticing the twisting that takes place in their spine. If you can encourage them to marry their breath with the swings then even better. They will soon begin to feel as if they have much more energy because twisting creates space between the vertebrae and decompresses the spine, supporting spinal nerve health and boosting the nervous system to function effectively.


Remember, when teaching twists the 3 instructions I always give are to root (in this case through the heels), lengthen and only then rotate. An even simpler way to get children to twist is to ask them to stand opposite each other holding hands and one at a time to turn their head away from each other.

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