10 Surprising Ways to Use a Wall When Twisting

From easing low back pain to improving digestion, twists are incredibly beneficial. Here’s how to deepen any twist by using a prop you definitely have at home.
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Twisting yoga poses are wonderful for low back pain, healthy digestion, and more. Here are 10 poses that use a wall for support and to help you twist deeper.

Twisting yoga poses are wonderful for low back pain, healthy digestion, and more. Here are 10 poses that use a wall for support and to help you twist deeper.

When you think of using the wall in your asana practice, it’s probably to help with inversions by kicking or crawling up the wall or to rest your legs in the supremely relaxing Legs-Up-the-Wall Pose (Viparita Karani).

Yet a wall can do so much more, helping to deepen many postures and providing feedback on muscle activation that can eventually help you practice those same postures without the support of a wall.

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Case in point: These 10 twisting yoga poses, which you can do using a wall for support. 

About the Author
Kristin Calabria is a Los Angeles–based yoga and fitness instructor currently pursuing her master’s in social work. Learn more at kristincalabria.com.