Low side bend
May 12th, 2023 8:22 AM Mr. Q Categories: Stretching
The Low Side Bend stretch is a yoga pose that targets the obliques, hip flexors, and hamstrings, and helps improve flexibility in the spine and hips.
- Start in a standing position with your feet hip-width apart.
- Extend your right arm over your head and reach towards the left side, keeping your left arm at your side.
- Lengthen through your spine and reach your fingertips as far as you can towards the left.
- Hold for 20-30 seconds and then switch sides.
How to Reduce Difficulty: If you have tight hamstrings, you can bend your knees slightly to make the stretch easier. You can also keep your hand on your hip instead of reaching towards the side.
How to Increase Difficulty: To deepen the stretch, you can hold onto a weight or a yoga block with your top hand.
Reps: Beginner: 2-3 reps on each side Intermediate: 3-4 reps on each side Advanced: 4-5 reps on each side
Estimated Time: 1-2 minutes
Body Group:Abs (Core)
Muscle Group(s):Abdominals, Hamstring, Side Abs
Tertiary:Hip Flexors, Hamstrings