Pose of the Week: Side Plank
SIDE PLANK or V SAGE PREP
(from downward facing dog)
Look at hands: check to make sure hands are slightly wider than shoulders, separate fingers, point index fingers straight ahead.
Move feet back 2-3 inches.
Come into a sideways plank, balancing on right hand and foot.
Stack ankles; lift top arm vertical—close fingers (more doable: lower bottom knee or place top foot on floor in front of bottom leg).
Bring sole of bottom foot flat on floor.
Look down, out, or up.
Point bottom biceps straight ahead.
Grip floor with fingertips, press inner edge of hand down.
Squeeze legs together, tighten glutes, press tailbone in, move ribs back.
Press bottom hand down, forward. Move hips up, back.
Repeat on the second side.