Yoga FAQ: Hip Alignment in Standing Twists

In standing twisted poses, should my hips also twist?

Yay reader submitted question! In general, you want to keep your hips level. There may be times when a teacher cues a variation that temporarily involves twisted hips, but in most traditional versions of twisted standing poses should first start with level hips. Your foundation and stability in standing poses is in your lower body which then allows for open expansion and rotation of the spine and upper body. The common poses seen in class are revolved chair, lunge with twist, revolved triangle, and revolved extend hand to foot. 

Here is a breakdown of what to look for when taking Parivrtta Utkatasana - Revolved Chair Pose. 

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