Vasisthasana (Side Plank), Camatkarasana (Wild Thing) – Overview
- Features: Vasisthasana (Side Plank), and related poses such as Side Forearm Plank, Kasyapasana (Half Bound Lotus Side Plank) and Camatkarasana (Wild Thing).
- Objective: Become knowledgeable about the pose and review detailed teaching considerations.
- Description: Explain the Sanskrit naming; contraindications and cautions; associated benefits and typical effects; instructions and cues for setting up and practicing the pose; variations to meet particular intentions and needs; associated mythology, and more teaching considerations.
“Vasistha” = name of a sage
Side Plank Pose
Pose Dedicated to Kasyapa
Half Bound Lotus Side Plank
Heart of Pose
- Arm Balance
- Core Strengthening
- Helps to prepare for more challenging arm balances.
- Yoga International calls the full version (clasping toe) Vasisthasana B.
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