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Side Bend/Side Lift

Set Up and Movement:

Start seated on the mat in a side plank position. Right hip on the mat, right hand directly below shoulder, and knees bent and stacked.

Inhale lifting hips up towards the ceiling as both legs extend straight, continuing to stay stacked.  The left arm will extend up and overhead.

Exhale lowering back down to mat to starting position.

3-5 Reps.

Repeat on both sides.

Form Check:

Keep a neutral spine throughout the movement. Lifting to a full side plank position. Arm reaches up and away, creating a straight line from fingertips to toes.

Props and Modifications:

Prep for beginners by keeping knees bent when raising hips.

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