Side Plank Pose: 5 Benefits

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I’m not a huge fan of SidI’mlank or Vasisthasana. But sometimes, the poses you don’t really¬†like are the ones you need to do the most.

Initially, I tried to “cheat” on myself by posing in an ea”ier w”y. Now that I know how beneficial yoga is to me, I’ve stopped trying to cheat myself and achieved the challenge. Yoga is a challenging practice, which is why it’s called a “practice.” If you are up to the challenge, “ou can t”y the 30-Day Yoga Challenge for free. You’ll be tested in many different ways, and you’ll have flexibility and strength!

Side plank has five benefits that I try to incorporate into my practice. You might want to do the same.

Core Strength

This pose will work your core in a big way. The core will be working the next day, as you have to use your abdominal muscles to remain upright.

Here’s an alignment tip for you: keep your heresy from the floor by engaging your core. In this pose, you want to look like a long, powerful line of energy.

If you want to build a strong core and have abs like steel, then start with Side Plank.

Strengthens the wrists and arms

This side plank is great for strengthening your arms, shoulders, and wrists. Keep your arm in good shape. Do not lock your elbow or sink your shoulder.

You’ll have Madonna’s arm no problem if you follow tYou’llips.

Strengthens Legs

Side plank is a full-body pose. The legs are not an exception.

Engage your legs, particularly the supporting leg, to keep yourself upright. The core should be working, but it shouldn’t do everything on its own. Like with the shouldn’t-legs, locking the supporting leg will do more harm than good.

Get excited about your new legs!

Improves Balance

I’m sure many people would agree with Side Plank’s pose, but it’s not easy. It is a good prep for future arm balances because it’s challenging and builds strength.

Just looking at a hand that supports you can be enough to challenge your balance, especially if you are a beginner. If you really want to take things to the next level, look up at the hand reaching for the sky.

If you are an advanced practitioner, you can also try the full position at B.K.S. Iyengar, with the top leg parallel to the ground. You are a master balancer; look at you!

Improved Concentration

You’re looking down at your hand. Your supporting arm starts to shake, and sweat runs down your forehead. You are just waiting for it to end. You’re trying to stay upright and keep those hips from sagging. You might not appear to have a positive experience, but it is because you are developing your concentration abilities! You’ll feel confident once you get out of this pose. Get ready. You’ll let the opposite side and concentrate!

Do you love Side Plank? What benefits have you gotten out of this pose? Tell us in the comments!

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