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Side Plank Pose

Angle-Based Images: Side Plank Pose Video
Angle-Based Images: Side Plank Pose Video
Angle-Based Images: Side Plank Pose Video
Angle-Based Images: Side Plank Pose Video
Angle-Based Images: Side Plank Pose Video
Side Plank Pose: Step 1
Step 1 Begin in Plank Pose.
Side Plank Pose: Step 2
Step 2 Transfer your weight onto your left hand and the outer edge of your left foot. Right foot stacks on top of the left, flexed.
Side Plank Pose: Step 3
Step 3 Reach your right arm toward the ceiling. Look up at your right thumb and lift your hips away from the ground. Breathe here for at least three deep breaths and then repeat on the other side.
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Progressions & Variations

Tips

Avoid this pose if you have rotator cuff injuries or wrist maladies, such as carpal tunnel syndrome.

Benefits

Strengthens the arms, core, legs and wrists, improves balance and focus, and is said to alleviate depression and anxiety.

Modifications

Lower your bottom shin to the ground to make this easier.

Related Exercises

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