Extended Side Angle pose strengthens the knees, quads and hips, opens up the hips, stretches the sides and improves lung capacity.
Sidebends stretch the outer hips, quadratus lumborum, obliques, intercostals, serratus anterior, lats, shoulders and triceps. They improve mobility in the spine and shoulders, can alleviate shoulder and neck pain and facilitate more effective breathing. You will find a number of side-bending sequences in the Flexibility series.
Reclining Sidebend is a restorative pose that stretches the entire length of the side body—especially the obliques, intercostals and shoulders.
Reverse Warrior is a tricky pose that strengthens the quads and hips and stretches the side of the body as well as the calves and hamstrings.
Revolved Head-To-Knee is a tricky seated sidebend that stretches the sides of the body and the backs of the legs and opens up the hips.
Seated Sidebend is a beginner pose that opens up the hips, improves spinal mobility and stretches the obliques, lats and shoulders.
Standing Sidebend is a warm up pose that increases spinal mobility, stretches the obliques and relieves pain in between the shoulder blades.
Triangle pose is a classic sidebend that stretches the ankles, calves hamstrings, groin, outer hips, obliques and intercostals.