Day 15 – The Twister

You probably do situps. You do “core work.” You spend a ton of time working on that six pack. But do you ever take the time to give the abs a good roll? Do you ever say “thank you abs for working so hard to stabilize my spine and make me look good, now what can I do for you?” Say thank you to your abs with “The Twister.” Show them some love. Take a Coregeous Ball® from Yoga Tune Up® and place it under your belly button and lie prone on top of it. Take five to ten deep breaths breathing into the belly and pushing the ball out and then exhaling and letting the belly relax and the ball nestle its way deeper inside. Then to do The Twister, hold the ball in place and start to spin your whole body clockwise or counterclockwise. The motion should create a vortex of shear forces around your abdominals as the ball grabs the skin and twists it like gigantic Indian burn. You will feel a pinching of the skin. Keep going until you run out of slack take a big breath and hold it for a few seconds. On the exhale see if you can rotate a few more inches. Take another deep breath and then unwind yourself. This technique is powerful. It will unkink the knots in your rectus abdominus and also massage the organs inside. You might find it uncomfortable at first, but afterwards you should feel warm and relaxed and maybe even sleepy. Continue to do The twister for a few minutes changing ball placement and direction.

Lie down on your back afterwards and close your eyes and breathe slowly and deeply. You should feel a great sense of relaxation. This a great way to end your day and get ready for some deep sleep.

The rules for the Ball Fucking Harder Challenge are easy. First, I recommend getting some Yoga Tune Up® balls to roll on. All you have to do is post a pic or video of yourself doing the technique and tag me (@coachpanda). Use the hashtags #ballfuckingharder #30daypandachallenge #supplepandas #pandiculation. The challenge is even better when you share it with friends so tag your friends to play along.

Day 15 of 30. The Twister. from Force Distance Time on Vimeo.

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