Standing Side Bend is a very calming pose which helps to stretch the waist, back, and shoulders.

**Remember to practice breathing deep breaths and see if you can hold each pose for 4-5 breaths, if you are comfortable doing so. Make sure to invite your grown-ups to watch you do the pose. You can also practice repeating one of Wuf Shanti’s Mantras while you do the pose because part of yoga is also to clear your mind and think happy thoughts. Most importantly, remember to have fun and be gentle with yourself!

Mantra: Smile and the world will smile with you.

  1. Stand tall in Mountain Pose.
  2. Reach your arms to the sky, keeping your arms near your face, with your shoulders pulled down from the ears.
  3. Lean your torso to the right.
  4. Repeat on the left side.