Beginning Yoga Poses : Yoga Kneeling Side Plank Pose

Beginning Yoga Poses : Yoga Kneeling Side Plank Pose


Next we’re going to be practicing a kneeling
side plank to incorporate some strength into our gentle yoga series. So let’s start in
hands and knees position. And again, stacking the joints. So we’re stacking our knees below
our hips and our wrists below our shoulders. Now let’s take our left foot, and we’re going
to kick that foot out to the side. Kind of like a kickstand on a bike, so it’s coming
out at about a 45-degree angle. Now we’re going to bring all our weight onto that left
side of the body, so we’re going to rotate ourselves up, allowing the right leg to come
long on the floor, and the side of the right foot comes to the floor. And it’s aligned
basically with the knee. And this shoulder and wrist, again, are still aligned. So if
you have a misalignment here, start from the beginning, try to readjust there. So open
the chest, reaching up with the right arm, towards the ceiling. And the last step is
bringing the gaze towards that hand that’s above. And that’s only an option. Take a few
breaths here. We’ll slowly bring ourselves back down to center, and we then would do
the same thing on the other side. Again, kicking the right leg out like a kickstand, opening
and lifting and extending with the left hand.