Yoga Pose Primer: Vasisthasana (Side Plank Pose)

Charlotte Bell
Yoga students practicing yoga side plank Vasisthasana.

If you practice yoga, you probably favor some poses over others. We like the poses that are easy for us as well as the ones that show off our strengths. The others, not so much. At some point in almost four decades of practice, almost every pose that’s been within my reach has held my favorite status for me, at least for a while. Since every pose influences the mind-body differently at life’s different junctures, all yoga’s asanas have fallen in and out of favor for me, sometimes multiple times. 

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