Other forms: contortions

If you twist your body into a contortion, you might put one leg behind your ear, and clasp your arms behind your back. A contortion is a twisted position.

Yoga can feel like a series of contortions to beginners. People who twist their bodies into contortions professionally are called contortionists. In order to become a contortionist, you need to start with a lot of flexibility and a willingness to contort your body into uncomfortable positions. You then need a lot of practice. It is not easy to achieve a perfectly freakish contortion.

Definitions of contortion
  1. noun
    a tortuous and twisted shape or position
    “the acrobat performed incredible contortions
    synonyms: crookedness, torsion, tortuosity, tortuousness
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    type of:
    distorted shape, distortion
    a shape resulting from distortion
  2. noun
    the act of twisting or deforming the shape of something (e.g., yourself)
    synonyms: deformation
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    type of:
    change of shape
    an action that changes the shape of something
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