Standing Spinal Twist B or Katichakrasana B (Ka-Ti-Chak-Raah-Suh-Nuh) is a yoga pose that helps to improve flexibility and mobility in the spine while strengthening the legs, hips, and core muscles.
‘Kati’ means the waist, ‘chakra’ stands for the wheel or rotation, and ‘asana’, as you know, is posture. This well-structured routine aims to trim down excess fat around the waist and the lower abdomen.
Traditionally, Katichakrasana is believed to activate and balance the Manipura (solar plexus or navel) chakra because of the twisting of the abdominal region. Opening the Manipura chakra is believed to promote transformative power and energy, boost self-esteem, and encourage self-control, confidence, decision-making, and a sense of purpose.
Benefits and Contraindications
Releases tension in the muscles around the spine
Deepens the breath, especially in the side of the chest
Stretches the psoas
Engages the arms and shoulders
Aids digestion and stimulates kidney function
Stimulates the abdominal organs
Hernia or slip disc
Chronic spinal disorders.
Abdominal surgery recently.
Photo poses in different angles
Frequently Asked Questions
The frequency of your Katichakrasana practice will depend on your individual needs and goals, as well as your level of experience and comfort with the pose. It can be incorporated into a daily or weekly yoga practice, or used as a warm-up or cool-down for other physical activities. It’s important to listen to your body and practice in a way that feels safe and sustainable for you.
- Standing Spinal Twist
- Standing Side Stretch Pose
- Standing Twist Straight Arms
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