Yoga benefits you on SO many different levels from improving physical and mental strength and going as far as optimising your health deep down into your internal organs.
Such intense twists as found in this pose, are known to cleanse your organs through the pressure on your abdominals and leave you feeling revitalised. Excellent to improve digestion too.
This pose challenges you in just about EVERYTHING... balance, flexibility, your mind's ability to stay focussed ....and the biggest one for me is STRENGTH. Those lunges that yoga is renowned for have tested me time and time again and it's been a great way to get to know what my body is all about and discover what I need to nurture most within myself. Patience, mindfulness and STRENGTH.
As you turn the navel, chest and head upwards and outwards over your supporting thy, you find yourself enjoying a beautiful stretch and chest opener. For that extra kick of intensity clasping your hands behind and under the thy will take that twist and balancing challenge to whole other level. After a few embarassing tumbles to the ground, finally finding poise and grace in this variation (below) had me steadfast in the present moment.
And in the midst of the delicious twists and turns always remember that precious life line......the breath xo
Revolved side angle pose variation