We are always bending forward or twisting in everyday life, but rarely do we side bend unless we are in a Pietra Fitness class! Side bends lengthen the trunk muscles, as well as hips, and thigh muscles, while keeping the spine supple. Side bends are also known to help you breathe more deeply. For all these reasons, you are going to want to do this class! Jill uses a block, but feel free to use a book, bolster, pillow, or nothing at all. The prayers and meditation will have you contemplating gratitude.