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.

Standing Sidebend stretches the obliques and shoulders.

Standing Sidebend

Standing Sidebend is a warm up pose that can increase spinal mobility, stretch the shoulders and alleviate pain in between the shoulder blades.

Triangle is a classic standing pose that stretches the calves and hamstrings.


Triangle pose is a classic sidebend that stretches the ankles, calves hamstrings, groin, outer hips, obliques and intercostals.