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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.
SKILL LEVEL
  • Beginner
CATEGORY
BENEFITS
  • Stretches the stretches the obliques, lats, ribcage, shoulders and arms.
  • Increases spinal mobility.
  • Improves breathing efficiency.
  • Can help to alleviate pain in between the shoulder blades.
INSTRUCTIONS
  • Stand with your feet hip-width apart, toes pointing straight ahead.
  • 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. Keep your arms by your ears to avoid collapsing forward.
  • Inhale, come up to centre, reach up. Exhale, bend to the left. Keep your chest open and feel the stretch down the right side of your body.
  • Repeat 2-5 times each side.
  • Inhale, come back to centre, stretch up. Exhale, release your hands back down by your sides.
CONTRAINDICATION
  • Avoid this pose if you have a shoulder injury.
MASTER THE POSE

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