Side Plank Pose (Vasisthasana)

Side Plank Pose, also known as Vasisthasana, is a powerful wrist and arm strengthening pose. In this pose, you will hold your body on your side in a straight position, supported only by one arm and one side of your foot. The pose can be included in core exercise routines, Pilates, and yoga practice. This pose helps you with good posture and builds a strong core and better balance.

Side Plank Pose

NOTE: Before you start this, consult your doctor or an exercise professional about this pose. Don't try to do it alone.

Tip To Do -

1 - Start with Downward-Facing Dog Pose, then shift forward into Plank Pose.
2 - Roll onto your right foot's outside edge and place your left foot on top of your right.
3 - Lift your left hand off your left hip and turn your torso to the left. Support your body weight on the outer right hand and right foot.
4 - Keep your body aligned in one long diagonal line from your crown of the head to your heels. Then stretch your left arm up toward it, so that it's in line with your shoulders. Keep your head neutral and gaze up at the left hand.
5 - Hold this pose for five to seven breaths before returning to plank pose and repeating on the other side.

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The Advantages of the Side Plank Pose

1 - Strengthens your shoulders, hips, and core muscles on both sides.
2 - Strengthens your core without stressing your back and protects your spine.
3 - It improves your body balance and helps with good posture.
4 - Reduces the risk of a back injury.
5 - Strengthens your legs and improves concentration.

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