But many daily activities also require you to bend sideways, including cleaning, gardening, and chasing after young kids! And if you play sports — particularly ones that involve jumping or reaching upward, like basketball, volleyball, or tennis — you already know how important it is to stretch the sides of your body.
In this special Yoga Workshop we start working on the sides of the body. These asanas stretch and tone the sides of the body and remove excess fat. They tone and massage the internal organs of the abdominal area and also increase the respiratory capacity of the lungs.
In this special class we will work out on side of your waist, support the abdominal wall and, with muscels of the other side, rotate the entire torso.
Benefits of Side Bending in Yoga
Because of the asymmetrical balancing nature of side bends, do not practice these poses if you are currently experiencing very low blood pressure, dizziness, headaches, or diarrhea. Be sure to check with your doctor before practicing yoga if you have any injuries, health issues, or concerns.
Practice this sequence bit slowly. Never force your body into any position. If you feel any sharp, pinching, or jarring pain, come out of the pose immediately and rest. Always keep in mind these general guidelines for practicing yoga:
Keep the exact order of this sequence, as it has been organized to bring you the most benefits. Do not change the arrangement of the poses.