Here's a little snippet you can try the next time you step on your yoga mat. Use this flow to help you build the strength, stability and balance needed for side planks.
Here's how you can use this snippet. Use it for inspiration if you're developing a home practice. (Sometimes having a little guidance is all you need to start moving.) Repeat each move 10-15 times. Have a vinyasa sequence (or not!) in between, then switch to the other side. Repeat the whole thing a few rounds! For extra challenge, let your drishti (gaze) follow your lifted hand.
If you don't have a yoga block, a stack of books, or any study square object will do.
• The weight bearing knee is placed under the hip.
• A strong core is needed the whole time to support your spine.
• Strong shoulders are needed the whole time to protect your shoulder joint and rotator cuff. (It's easy to forget about your weight-bearing shoulder when you start to get tired, so make you you don't get lazy there.)
• Activate your legs and glutes! Keep your hips in line and pressed forward (in other words, not letting your hips poke out behind you).
Stay mindful when flowing like this, and listen to your body. Adapt it as needed, and have fun. The more fun you have while practicing yoga, the more you'll come back to your mat.
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