Sanskrit Name: Vasisthasana
English Translation: Side Plank Pose
Also Called: Sage
- Begin in Downward Facing Dog. Step both feet together so your big toes are touching.
- Move your right hand over to the left so it's at the center of your mat (still at the top of your mat). Roll over to your right side and plant your right heel down so you are balancing on the outside edge of your right foot, stacking your flexed feet.
- Reach your left arm up above you and, if you can, gaze up at your palm. Stay here for five deep breaths, trying to keep your core strong and the pose steady.
- Lower your upper hand to the mat. Repeat this pose on the other side.