Seated side bend

This seated side bend is a great way to ease into the position if you're not used to bending from side to side. Just follow these steps:

1. Sit comfortably in a simple cross-legged position.

Place your right palm on the floor, near your right hip. Check out Chapter 6 for some appropriate seated positions.

2. As you inhale, raise your left arm out to the side and up above your head beside your left ear.

3. As you exhale, slide your right hand across the floor out to the right, letting your torso, head, and left arm follow as you bend to the right as Figure 11-7 shows.

Don't let your buttocks come off the floor as you bend.

Figure 11-7:

Slide your hand across the floor as you bend.

Figure 11-7:

Slide your hand across the floor as you bend.

4. As you inhale, return to the upright position (as you were at the start of Step 2).

5. Repeat Steps 2 through 4 three times and then stay in the bent position (Step 3) for 6 to 8 breaths.

6. Repeat Steps 1 through 5 on the other side.

Lessons In Gnagi Yoga

Lessons In Gnagi Yoga

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