31 Days of Yoga – Side Plank – Vasisthasana)

Welcome to day 21. Today’s pose is the side plank. It is easy to transition to from downward dog. This is a challenging pose that can make it difficult to maintain your focus. It is a very empowering, arm strengthening pose.

To perform: From downward dog, lower yourself into plank position. Put your feet together pressing your weight down through your right hand and forearm. Roll your body to the right and balance on the outer side your right foot. Stack your left foot on the right foot keeping your legs straight. Raise your left arm to the sky. Try to keep your body in a straight line. Try to hold the position for 30 seconds. Transition back to plank, then downward dog.

Benefits of Side Plank:

  • Tones abdomen
  • Improves balance, focus, & concentration
  • Strengthens arms, wrists, & spine
  • Opens hamstrings and hips

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