According to yogic texts and teachings, the wind that flows in the middle of the body, Samana Vayu, helps in the process of digestion. It can do much more than that. The breath that flows in the middle of the body may also help to free our hips and twist with more ease. Holding ourselves too tightly in the abdominal area can cause stiffness in the hips. Loosening up our waist with breath may allow our twists to flow more easily. When we get blocked physically, it is time to use our winds which may be more subtle, but also have a lot of power.
3. Middle Breath Support: Breathe into the middle of your body, between your hip bones and rib cage. Find a spacious sense of support. With that as a foundation, feel a support around your shoulder blades and around your neck too. Then lower your shoulders while your keep you head back.
5. Sit Upright: Return to vertical, placing both hands in the same right on top of left position onto your right knee.
11. Sit Upright: Sit vertically again interlacing both hands behind your back.
13. Start Over: Repeat with left hand on top of right on 4.