Pose of the day: Vasisthasana (side plank)
 
Benefits

Strengthens the arms, belly, and legs
Stretches and strengthens the wrists
Stretches the backs of the legs 
Improves sense of balance

 
Anatomical Focus

Wrists
Arms
Shoulders
Belly
Buttocks
Thighs
From downward facing dog, turn the whole body sideways and balance on the left hand and foot only. Place right foot over the left one. Bring the right arm up to the sky. For tree variation, place the bottom of your right foot on top of your left thigh and open your hips. Breathe! Repeat on the other side. 

Pose of the day: Vasisthasana (side plank)

Benefits

  • Strengthens the arms, belly, and legs
  • Stretches and strengthens the wrists
  • Stretches the backs of the legs 
  • Improves sense of balance

Anatomical Focus

  • Wrists
  • Arms
  • Shoulders
  • Belly
  • Buttocks
  • Thighs

From downward facing dog, turn the whole body sideways and balance on the left hand and foot only. Place right foot over the left one. Bring the right arm up to the sky. For tree variation, place the bottom of your right foot on top of your left thigh and open your hips. Breathe! Repeat on the other side. 

01/12/12 at 3:49pm
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