Reclining Twist

Sit on the floor with a bolster at your side, move slowly as you twist and lengthen yourself over the bolster.  Your upper back turns toward the right and your knees point in the opposite direction. This pose stretches the muscles of the entire back, giving a light twist to the whole spine.
Benefits:  This restorative yoga pose relieves stress in the back muscles and muscles along the side of your body.  Stretches the intercostals (the muscles between the ribs).   When all these muscles are relaxed, breathing is greatly enhanced.