The Spine-Twisting Pose increases the blood circulation of the spinal nerves, veins and tissues. It increases the flexibility of the entire spine and also increases the range of the hip joints. It relieves pain from the lower spine and helps to prevent “fired” discs, rheumatism of the spine, lumbar lumbago, kyphosis, scoliosis, neck pain (cervical spondylosis) and arthritis. It also calms the nervous system and removes toxins from the spine. It improves digestion, relieves flatulence in the intestines and strengthens the abdominal, thigh and gluteal muscles.