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SUP Yin Yoga Challenge: Pose 9 – Twisted Roots

SUP Yin Yoga Challenge: Pose 9 – Twisted Roots

It´s time for some cleansing and detoxifying by stimulating your liver as well as your digestion, through a resting twist! Reducing stress and anxiety comes with it…

Twisted Roots

Next out in the #supyinyogachallenge is Twisted Roots.


This pose relaxes tension in the muscles and meridians. It is an excellent pose to end your practice with since it helps relieve and kinks or strains that sometimes occur from Yoga practice.

From my teacher, Paul Grilley

Target areas

Physical target areas: spine, organs, abdominal muscles (get toned).

Mental target area: scan your body for tension and try soften around spots that feel tense. Relax your body so your mind can follow. Trust your breath and soften into the pose. Allow your thoughts to arise and try letting them flow away with the water. Over and over again.

How to get into Twisted Roots

Lie on your back. Bring both knees up towards the chest. Feet off the board/mat. Cross your left leg over your right leg, and then twist both legs to the right. Make sure you move your buttocks a bit so you don´t fall into the water! Turn your head to your left and stretch your left arm out to the side (water) or allow to rest over your head. How high up you draw your knees varies the twist and feels different. Experiment with different options.

Hold Twisted Roots for one to five minutes and change side.

Now go hit the water or mat, and don´t forget to post a picture on Instagram with:

1. @supyogapro
2. #supyinyogachallenge
3. Tag a friend you think would enjoy the challenge
4. Feel free to share some words about your experience!

Let this be an experimental journey through observation and practice. Take responsibility for your own experience. Ask for input and advice, but commit to do the work yourself – getting to know your body and mind. That´s where healing and improvement happens.

Sofie Ringsten

Sofie Ringsten

<p>Sofie is SUP yoga pioneer in Sweden and the founder of SUP Yoga Pro. She is a passionate stand up paddle surfer, ocean devotee and teachers trainer. She is an ambassador for Roxy and Klean Kanteen, and Black Cat Boards team rider. She offers SUP yoga teacher trainings worldwide, and shares her knowledge about SUP in general through SUP Yoga Pro.</p>