Seated spinal twist yoga poses are advised to be practiced at the end of daily yoga practice. When they are done after practicing all the other asanas, they attempt to stretch and relax the spine thereby calming, relaxing and strengthening the upper half of the body. And the lower half of the body is stretched with the way the legs are placed in spinal twist asanas.
Some of these Seated spinal twist yoga poses can also be used as meditative positions for advanced practitioners. They help in relieving pain and stiffness between the vertebrae and relax the spinal area. Seated spinal twist yoga poses also help in increasing the elasticity of the spine, tones the spinal nerves and improve the blood circulation across the spinal area and improves the functioning of spinal cord.