The side plank is one yoga pose that challenges our concentration, balance, full body strength, and forces us to engage our core just a little bit more. It is one pose as a practitioner that I welcome with smiling determination to hold just a little longer and try to raise my hips a little higher.
Here are a few tips to ensure you are enjoying all of the benefits of the side plank:
- Begin in plank position
- Place Right Palm under your face
- Ensure Your Palm is Rooted firmly into the ground and your fingers are suctioned wide
- Fire Your Left Arm Up to the Sky
- Core is engaged
- Feet are Stacked
If feeling a little adventurous look-up to the sky and extend your left arm over head.
If you want to have a little more fun in Side Plank and more of a challenge slowly begin to lift your left leg up to the sky.
Try holding your side plank for ten beautiful breaths then release back into plank position and repeat pose on the opposite side. Once both sides are completed rest in child’s pose for five beautiful breaths.