Vasisthasana – Side Plank Pose
Improving balance and building strength are two reasons why yoga is such a fantastic complement to climbing. This challenging arm balance incorporates both of these elements by building core, arm, wrist, and shoulder strength while also developing balance. Side Plank pose is accessible to yogis on all levels due to a wide variety of modifications that can be taken.
To come into Side Plank Pose, begin in Downward Facing Dog. Roll forward to Plank Pose, bringing the feet together to touch. Shifting your weight to the right hand, roll the body over onto the outside edge of the right foot, keeping the feet stacked. Extend the left arm towards the sky and imagine lifting out of the right wrist and pressing the mat away. The hips will stay lifted so that the ankles, hips, and shoulders are in one straight line. You can switch to the other side by transitioning back through plank pose.