Seated Yoga Guidelines
Remember toilet yoga can be done anytime you are sitting down, whether on the couch or in a chair, or especially when traveling in a car, bus, or airplane.
Be gentle on your body! Start slowly and gently, and stop if it hurts. It should feel like a good, soft stretch. Being consistent breeds flexibility and results. Pushing yourself too hard only brings injuries!
Always consult your doctor before starting any new exercise program. Falling off the toilet and hitting your head can be life-threatening, so if you think you can’t do the pose or you might lose your balance, please don’t try the pose, or ask for help from a friend that doesn’t mind the smell.
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Do the toilet twist! (Do the twist)
Twists are great to open up the lower back (lumbar spine). It will help with lower back pain and tightness.
Remember, your lower back sends nerves to everything from your mid-belly down, so nourishing your lower back with this twisting exercise is going to effect more than just your spine! It will increase the circulation to your abdominal organs, your colon, your sex organs, and your hormonal centers in the lower abdomen. This is going to help your kidney function, help your bowel movements and blood flow to the colon, help your hormone levels, and help your sexual function.
Toilet Yoga: Do The Twist!
- Sit comfortably on your favorite porcelain toilet. Restaurant toilets work great for this one too!
- Twist to the right. Reach your right hand behind you and place it on the toilet backing, or wrap it around the backing. You can also press your right hand against the side wall of the bathroom, shower door, or what ever else there is in the bathroom. (Restaurant bathroom side wall!!! I wasn’t kidding!!!)
- Place your left hand across your body, touching the outside of your right knee. Gently push to go deeper into the twist.
- Take 3 deep breaths.
- Repeat in the other direction.
- Repeat in both directions 1 or 2 more times. I like to do it 3 times in each direction.
This exercise is easy, takes 1 minute to do, and really does wonders for your lower back. So do it!
Cheers to weirdos like us doing yoga on the toilet!
P.S. Alright! It may seem silly, but toilet yoga really works! Just do 1 pose for 1 minute every time you sit on the toilet. The easiest one or the one you like the most. You’re sitting there anyway! 😉
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