This pose is a powerful arm balance, Side Plank Pose — Vasisthasana (VAH-shees-THAH-suh-nuh) — challenges your ability to stay calm and focused. Its name comes from the Sanskrit word “Vasistha,” which literally means, “most excellent” or “best.” The word implies the spiritual contentment that those on the yogic path can attain. Many great yoga sages have been named “Vasistha.” Thus, the pose is also sometimes referred to as “Sage Pose.”
With all its possibilities for advancement, this pose is perfect for beginners to experienced yogis! There are literally dozens of ways to modify this pose into variations that challenge you as well as allow you to take it a bit easy. It can fire up your core or open up your hips. An entire class can flow around this glorious pose!
Enjoy & incorporate it into your personal practice!
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This new series will breakdown some of the most popular yoga poses you will see in most yoga sequences. Learning to do the individual pose correctly as well as how to modify the pose for your body or create more challenges for those who are more advanced will make your yoga practice more fun allowing you to experience the true benefits of yoga and most importantly prevent injury at the same time. Listen to the yoga pose breakdown and follow along. Check out my website where you can find more information about the pose.
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