Meru Wakrasana (spinal twist pose) is a basic spinal twist that can be used by just about anyone with the few exceptions of serious back conditions or severe abdominal disorders. Meru Wakrasana stimulates and tones the abdominal region, awakening manipura chakra, the city of jewels where the creative potentials of life are retained.
This posture is used therapeutically the stretch the spine, loosen the vertebrae column, and tone the central nervous system. Under professional supervision it is applied for general cases of backache, neck pain, and sciatica. Practicing this asana daily can improve the health and flexibility of the spinal column. It can also balance the functions of the abdominal organs.