Due to all the sitting we do in modern day life, the muscles and tissues that surround the spine can become stiff over time. This can lead to a decreased range of motion, pain and other ailments that can affect quality of life. Practicing twisting postures regularly helps to keep the spinal muscles mobile and in their optimum functionality. Twists also improve the function of the digestive system by compressing and then releasing the internal organs. When the twist is released there is a flood of fresh blood, oxygen and nutrients to the organs.