Thread the Needle postures originate from Table pose. They are actually spinal twist positions on the knees. The arm becomes the needle as it is drawn under the body to the other side, lowering our ear and shoulder down onto the mat. There are numerous variations of Thread the Needle. We can apply preparatory postures to loosen the shoulders, back muscles and spine to take us into the journey of Thread the Needle. Being attentive to the beneficial effects of the practice, combined with conscious breathing, brings us into a transformative state of tranquility.