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:
- Yoga Tune Up®: Ankle
- Core Integration
- "Manipulation of sensory input can improve stretching outcomes," by Robyn Capobianco.