Side Plank Pose
Sanskrit: Vasisthasana

The most important part of the practice of Vasisthasana (Side Plank Pose) apart from strengthening the arms and shoulders or engaging the core muscles is learning to align the body, especially the spine. While every yoga poses needs to focus on the alignment of the body, Side Plank Pose draws a deeper attention to this, since the body must balance on one side of the shoulders, wrists, foot and hips, and any change or shift in the spine or hips can cause injury or discomfort to the shoulders and wrists.