When doing twists you want to be really careful of the spine, being sure to keep the spine long and to breathe into the twist instead of cranky your body into a shape that feels so foreign to it.
Try placing a foot on a yoga wheel or a small stool, to help you balance. Begin the twist from the belly and slowly work your way up to the shoulders. Hold the twist for a few breaths and then repeat on the other side.
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Looking at your own life, have you built a privacy fence around your emotions? Have you created an armor to protect yourself because you refuse to be hurt, again? Is it possible that you are so focused on protecting yourself that you are missing out on opportunities of joy and happiness?
Let go on the need to control the outcome and allow yourself to experience the fullness of your life. Bad things will happen, feelings will be hurt but there will also be so many experiences that are full of joy and laughter. We have to surrender into the moment and trust that living life to the fullest is about being vulnerable. Allowing ourselves to be vulnerable to those experiences, good and bad, that is what makes us compassionate human beings.
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