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3 Yin Yoga Postures for Lateral Flexion

Hello Yogi's!

Today I am sharing three of my favorite yin yoga postures that target the sides of your body, as well as other bonus target areas! For the postures, you'll want your yoga mat or comfortable blanket and a bolster, pillow and/or some rolled up blankets.

First up, Deer with Lateral Flexion.

Start with your knees bent and feet wider than your hips. Let your knees fall to the right and turn towards your right. Have a bolster or cushions right up by your hip and lay down sideways over the cushion. You can reach your top arm over for extra sensation down the side of your torso. Hold for roughly 2 minutes before slowly coming out and switching to the other side (please note, you can adjust and hold for less time if the sensation becomes too much).