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Seated Sidebend

SKILL LEVEL
  • Beginner
CATEGORY
BENEFITS
  • Stretches the obliques, intercostals, serratus anterior, lats, shoulders and triceps.
  • Opens up the hips.
  • Improves posture.

INSTRUCTIONS

  • Set-Up

    Sit cross-legged with one leg folded in front of the other and your back straight. Let your hands rest by your sides.

  • Action

    Keeping your left fingertips on the mat. Inhale, sweep your right hand up. Exhale, bend to the left.

  • Refinements

    Be careful not to twist your spine—draw your top shoulder back.

  • Modification

    If you’re unable to sit cross-legged with your back straight, sit on the edge of some cushions or blocks to lift your hips up higher than your knees.

  • Duration

    Hold the pose for 3-5 breaths.

  • To Release

    Release the pose, switch the cross of your legs and repeat on the other side.

CONTRAINDICATIONS 
  • Avoid Seated Sidebend if you have a foot, ankle or knee injury.
MASTER SEATED SIDEBEND

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