Standing Side Bend

Standing Side Bend

Start in Mountain Pose. inhale, raise arms over head, hands facing eachother or clasped. Exhale, bend your upper body to the right. Hold for several breaths. Inhale, and bring the body back to the original position. Repeat on the other side. You may want to slightly seperate feet to add stability.
Benefits: Increases flexibility of spine, arms, and rib cage. Stimulates liver, kidney, and spleen. Help realign spinal column. Aid the lungs to take in more oxygen. Improves core body strength, balance and concentration. Contraindications: Recent or chronic injury to the hips, back or shoulders