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Side Plank with Big Toe Hold Pose

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Angle-Based Images: Side Plank With Big Toe Hold Pose Video
Angle-Based Images: Side Plank With Big Toe Hold Pose Video
Angle-Based Images: Side Plank With Big Toe Hold Pose Video
Angle-Based Images: Side Plank With Big Toe Hold Pose Video
Side Plank with Big Toe Hold Pose: Step 1
Step 1 Begin in Plank Pose.
Side Plank with Big Toe Hold Pose: Step 2
Step 2 Transfer your weight onto your left hand and the outer edge of your left foot, and reach your right arm toward the ceiling.
Side Plank with Big Toe Hold Pose: Step 3
Step 3 Bend your right knee and take hold of your right big toe with your right thumb and peace fingers, then gently reach your heel toward the ceiling, lengthening the leg as much as it feels comfortable. If it feels OK, try to reach your left big toe to the ground so you have the support of your whole foot.
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Side Plank with Big Toe Hold Pose: Step 4
Step 4 Try looking up toward the ceiling and gradually lengthening both legs. Breathe here for at least three deep breaths, release gently into Plank, then repeat on the opposite side.
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Progressions & Variations

Beginner Tips

You can practice this pose with your back against a wall.

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, opens hamstrings, improves balance and focus, and is said to alleviate depression and anxiety.

Modifications

For an intermediate of this variation and regular Side Plank, take a Tree Pose variation with your top leg until your hamstring feels open enough for the full expression of the pose.

Related Exercises

  • Strength Exercises
  • Core Exercises
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