Sit with legs straight
on the muscles along the side of the upper body
coordinated with the movement
Sit with legs straight. Clasp the hands behind the head and press the elbows slightly back. >Exhaling bend the upper body sideways to the left. >Inhaling come back to the centre. >Exhaling bend the upper body sideways to the right. >Inhaling come back to the centre. Ensure both buttocks remain on the floor during the movement. After the exercise return to the starting position.
Strengthens the back and shoulder muscles. Stretches the muscles along the side of the body and helps to counteract sideways curvature of the spine (Scoliosis). Directs the breath into the sides of the chest.
Asana is included in the following categories:
Asanas and Exercises to Improve Poor Posture and Scoliosis