Ayurveda Kapha Pacifying Yoga: Side Plank | Banyan Botanicals

Side Plank (Vasisthasana)

A Kapha Pacifying Yoga Pose

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Begin on your hands and knees with the hands shoulder width apart and the knees are hip width apart. Spread the fingers wide. Extend your left leg behind you and place the left sole of the foot on the floor. The left leg is straight and the foot is in line with the right leg. Tuck the toes of the right foot into the ground. On a strong inhalation connect to your center as you reach the left arm straight overhead and begin to lift the right knee off the earth. Open the fingers and reach for the sky. Keep your cervical spine aligned with the rest of your spine as you gaze up at the left hand. Breathe. Repeat on the other side.

Kapha Focus:

Reaching the side of the body towards the sky. Find a great deal of space in your body.

Benefits:

Strengthens the abdomen, arms and legs, and improves balance.