The postures feature twisting movements that massage the internal organs—liver, kidney, gallbladder, to name a few—and encourage deep breathing.
1 of 3 | Standing Twist Lunge (modified parivrtta parsvakonasana)
Stand at one end of your mat and take a giant step
forward into a front lunge with your right knee bent and directly over your right toes. Slowly straighten your left leg and use your
core muscles to gently twist your left elbow toward the outside of your bent right knee. (If this is too intense, drop your left knee
to the mat and continue twisting.) Contract your abs, and avoid sinking your body weight into your right hip or knee. Look down
at your toes (or up to the sky, which is more challenging). Hold for 3 to 5 deep breaths and lengthen the spine to deepen the
twist at your waistline. Continue breathing through the nose and push up to standing. Switch sides and repeat.