Overhead Side Bend
The Overhead Side Bend not only increases flexibility in your back and shoulders but also strengthens your oblique muscles, said yoga instructor Sienna Creasy, founder of Reggaelates and spa director at Hilton Rose Hall Resort & Spa.
- Stand with your feet a little wider than hip-distance apart, holding your pressed palms overhead. Squeeze your head with your upper arms to fire up your core and protect your neck.
- Bend sideways to the right, squeezing your waist on the right side. Relax your shoulder blades down your back, and keep your collarbones wide and open.
- Hold for five breaths, then pull the left ribs down to return to standing upright. Repeat on the other side.