Side Plank Pose (Vasisthasana) - Vinyasatreats
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Side Plank Pose (Vasisthasana)

a great pose for strengthening and toning the arms, core and legs, it is the perfect culmination of strength and flexibility. 

  1. Start in Adho Mukha Svanasana (Downward-Facing Dog). Lower your hips and come forward into Plank pose, aligning your shoulders over your hands and wrists.
  2. Press down through your right hand and forearm. Roll onto the outer edge of your right foot, stacking the left foot on top of the right foot.
  3. Walk your right hand forward slightly in front of your shoulder. Bring your left hand to your hip, pressing through your supporting hand and the outer edge of your foot.
  4. Extend the left arm up toward the sky, allowing your gaze to follow.
  5. Hold for 3-5 breaths. To release the posture, lower your lifted arm to the ground and return to Plank pose. Push your hips back to Downward-Facing Dog; then repeat on the other side.


  • Strengthens the arms, wrists, and legs
  • Increases wrist flexibility
  • Tones and strengthens the core
  • Improves balance, focus, and concentration
  • Stretches and strengthens the side body
  • Opens the hips and hamstrings