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Standing Sidebend

SKILL LEVEL
  • Beginner
CATEGORY
BENEFITS
  • Stretches the stretches the obliques, lats, intercostals, shoulders and arms.
  • Increases spinal mobility.
  • Improves breathing efficiency.
  • Can help to alleviate pain in between the shoulder blades.

INSTRUCTIONS

  • Set-Up

    Stand with your feet hip-width apart, toes pointing straight ahead.

  • Action

    Inhale, sweep your arms out and up, interlace your fingers leaving your index and middle fingers free to point up. Exhale, engage your core, and bend to the right. Inhale, come back to centre, reach up. Exhale, bend to the left.

  • Refinements

    Keep your chest open and your arms by your ears to avoid twisting or collapsing forward.

  • Duration

    Repeat 2-5 times on each side—moving with your breath.

CONTRAINDICATION
  • Avoid this Standing Sidebend if you have a shoulder or lower back injury.
MASTER STANDING SIDEBEND

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