Let's squeeze the body with this yoga flow! Indian yoga master B.K.S. Iyengar describes twists as a "squeeze-and-soak" action: The organs are compressed during a twist, pushing out blood filled with metabolic by-products and toxins. When we release the twist, fresh blood flows in, carrying oxygen and the building blocks for tissue healing. So, twists stimulate circulation and have a cleansing and refreshing effect on the torso organs and associated glands.