Benefits of Unlocking the Side Body in Yoga

On a physical level, our yoga series in Houlton and Eastlands in Rugby is all about unlocking the side body!

There are so many benefits:

Improved posture: By stretching and strengthening the muscles that support your spine, you’ll be able to stand taller and sit more comfortably. (Fact: I grew 1.5cm thanks to yoga and better postural alignment).

Increased core strength: Many side body poses target the obliques, which are the muscles that run along the sides of the abdomen. A strong core means better balance and stability in all of your poses.

Greater flexibility: Stretching the muscles that run along the sides of the body can help you move more freely and with less pain.

Reduced stress: Many side body poses involve deep twists, which can massage the internal organs and stimulate the nervous system. This can help to calm the mind and reduce stress levels.

Prevent injury: A strong side body can help prevent injury by providing support to the spine and joints.

What’s not to love about the side body? Your body (and mind) will thank you!