Side Plank Pose is a great pose to build strength in the legs, arms, tummy, and brain, and also helps boost self-confidence, improve balance, coordination, and focus.
**Remember to practice breathing deep breaths and see if you can hold each pose for 4-5 breaths, if you are comfortable doing so. Make sure to invite your grown-ups to watch you do the pose. You can also practice repeating one of Wuf Shanti’s Mantras while you do the pose because part of yoga is also to clear your mind and think happy thoughts. Most importantly, remember to have fun and be gentle with yourself!
Mantra: Think Well to Be Well.
- Start in plank pose.
- Shift the weight to your right hand and roll on to the outer edge of the right foot.
- Keeping it straight, slowly lift the left leg off the ground.
- If you are more comfortable and for an easier pose, you may keep the left leg down and/or put one knee on the ground.
- Repeat on the left side.