Core Tune-up: A Side Bend Story

with Jill Miller

Style: Conditioning

Duration: 45 min

Intensity: Low

Props: Blanket, Blocks, Massage Balls, Strap

Class Description

When we side bend (flex laterally), our spine often also moves into a slight backbend (extension), forward bend (flexion), or twist (rotation). In this practice, you'll strengthen the musculature that controls lateral flexion in order to resist the desire to compensate in other directions and instead find a pure side bend! 

This class includes “rollout sessions” (strength, mobility, and proprioception-building therapy ball techniques) and intermittent check-ins (where you'll explore the effects of the work you've done). Throughout, you'll practice variations of vasisthasana (side plank) and gradually progress toward a full side plank.

The intention for this class is: “I embody my body.”

The balls you'll need: 1 (or 2) Yoga Tune Up® Coregeous Ball(s), 1 Yoga Tune Up® Alpha Ball

Additional resources Jill mentions in this video:

Thank you to JadeYoga, the official mat of Yoga International.

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Jill Miller

Jill Miller

Jill Miller, C-IAYT, is the co-founder of Tune Up Fitness Worldwide and creator of the corrective exercise format Yoga Tune Up® and The Roll Model Method®. With more than 28 years of study in... Read more>>