Take 3 – 5 breaths in this pose. On an inhale, draw knees back to the center of the mat. Press evenly through both hips, then repeat on the opposite side of the body.
For a gentler version of this twist, keep the legs close together throughout the twist or insert a block in between the thighs. Squeeze the block to engage the legs to assist in this twist.
If the shoulder opener is too intense, place a small prop (pillow, blanket, block) under the back of each hand. Or you may choose to extend arms to a T from the shoulders, palms down on the mat.