Side Plank Pose (Vasisthasana) Variation with a Block

Side Plank pose (Vasisthasana) is excellent for strengthening the core, legs, hips, and shoulders.

Balancing on a block not only adds a layer of difficulty, but also creates a better alignment in the legs and hips.

Side Plank Pose with a Block: How to Do it Step-by-Step

Step 1

Place your right hip on a block and your left forearm, palm facing up, on your mat. Align your elbow directly under the shoulder.

Step 2

Engage your core to lift both legs to be parallel to the hips, squeezing them strongly together. Create one long line in the body.

Step 3

Stay in this pose for 3-5 breaths, then repeat on the other side.