Tuesday, 8 November 2016

Side Plank (Vasisthasana)

Strengthens the core, legs, arms and wrists
Improves balance

*Should not be practiced in case of serious wrist, elbow or shoulder injury.

We begin in Downward Facing Dog.  Shift your weight onto your hands and place the outside edge of your right foot on the mat.  Taking more of your weight onto the right hand, stack your left foot on top of your right foot.  Now, balancing on your right arm and right foot, take the left hand onto your left hip, turning your torso to the side.  Your body should be aligned in a diagonal line from crown to heels.  You can stay here, or extend the left arm to the sky, keeping your gaze neutral or turning the head to look at the top hand.

Stay here for 5-8 breaths then release back into Downward Facing Dog and repeat on the other side.

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