Pose of the Week: Vasisthasana/Side Plank

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Vasisthasana or Side Plank is one of my favorite poses to use in both Yoga and Pilates. A great pose that targets the whole core, and strengthens the arms and legs at the same time.

Side Plank

Benefits:

  • Strengthens arms, legs, torso, and core
  • Stretches and strengthens the wrists
  • Helps you to focus and control balance

How To:

  • From a table top position move your body into plank
  • Gently shift your weight into your right hand
  • Turn your body to your left and stack your feet
  • Firmly ground down into the palm of your right hand and the outside of your right foot
  • Fire up the legs, engage your core, and open your chest to the side.
  • Keep the hips lifted and reach out in both directions with the hands and arms
  • Hold for a few breaths and gently and slowly shift back into plank
  • Take it to the other side

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