Gaiam Yoga Fundamentals: Twists

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Gaiam Yoga Fundamentals: Twists


Because twists squeeze and release your major organs, they are incredibly detoxifying. Twisting may feel strange, however, because we rarely twist throughout our daily lives. Learn how to twist properly to experience these poses’ cleansing benefits.

The Gaiam Yoga Fundamentals series features unmatched online yoga instruction from world-renowned instructors Rodney Yee and Colleen Saidman.


Introduction to Twists Video
Episode 1 Introduction to Twists
Introduction to Twists (2008)
Episode 1
, 8 minutes
Rodney Yee/Colleen Saidman
Learn how to wiggle the waist long, root down to the earth and spiral up to the sky.
Available worldwide
Wide Angle Seated Pose Video
Episode 2 Wide Angle Seated Pose
Wide Angle Seated Pose (2008)
Episode 2
, 6 minutes
Rodney Yee/Colleen Saidman
Lengthen and strengthen your core to prepare for twists with wide angle seated pose/upavista konasana and half boat pose/arda navasana.
Available worldwide
Core Strengthening Series Video
Episode 3 Core Strengthening Series
Core Strengthening Series (2008)
Episode 3
, 3 minutes
Rodney Yee/Colleen Saidman
Move through a series of poses -- staff, cobbler, half boat, wide angle seated – to further strengthen your core.
Available worldwide
Downward-Facing Dog Video
Episode 4 Downward-Facing Dog
Downward-Facing Dog (2008)
Episode 4
, 4 minutes
Rodney Yee/Colleen Saidman
Play with three versions of downward-facing dog/adho mukha svanasana to get both sides of the waist evenly long.
Available worldwide

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