Core Tune-up: A Side Bend Story

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" and intermittent check-ins. 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."

Additional resources Jill mentions in this video: "Manipulation of sensory input can improve stretching outcomes," by Robyn Capobianco.

Props: blanket, blocks, massage balls, strap

About the Teacher

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Jill Miller
Jill Miller, C-IAYT, is the co-founder of Tune Up Fitness Worldwide and creator of the corrective exercise... Read more