MBX 6: Twins Posture
Twins posture stimulates the Small Intestine Meridian, which connects the small intestines with the vital energy channels in the side of the skull and the back of arms.
This posture facilitates the inner environment for intestinal relaxation and improves blood circulation in the stomach and brain (3). These effects improve digestion, nutritional absorption, and cognitive function.
How to Do:
- From natural stance, place your heels outward and bend your knees. This is the ending position of Peacock posture (MBX-5). Exhale.
- Inhaling, raise your arms to shoulder height on your sides.
- Exhaling, slowly bend your body forward and raise your arms backward while rotating your arms inward.
- Inhaling, straighten your legs. Exhaling, shift your weight to your toes, raising your arms backward vertically and lowering your head as much as you can while looking at the ground. Hold for 5-10 seconds while breathing normally.
- Slowly raise your body and return to natural stance.
Once you’ve bent the torso, straighten your legs and shift your weight forward (4). You will experience increased pressure under the bottoms of the first toes which releases tension in the pelvic floor. Alleviation of tension in the pelvic floor, in turn, helps the intestine relax. You may stay in this posture (4) as long as you want, but be cautious of flooding the head with blood. If you feel uncomfortable or light-headed, gently kneel and go to modified child pose (kneeling with upper body bent forward, arms relaxed and forehead gently resting on the floor).