Asana Category – Lateral / Side Bends & Asymmetrical Poses

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Lesson Overview

In this lesson, we examine lateral/side bending poses as a category, and ways to apply this knowledge in teaching.


Become proficient in the nature and effects of lateral/side bending poses, and considerations for wisely teaching and sequencing them.


Explain the effects of side bending poses and the benefits or uses of asymmetrical poses. Describe the types of students for which seated side bends may be problematic and how these students might progressively practice lateral bends. Describe sequencing considerations for side bending and asymmetrical poses.

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