Vasisthasana (Side Plank) – Overview


This Asana Digest covers: Side Plank and related poses such as Side Forearm Plank, Kasyapasana (Half Bound Lotus Side Plank) and Camatkarasana (Wild Thing)

Sanskrit & Naming

  • Vasisthasana


“Vasistha” = name of a sage

Side Plank Pose

  • Kasyapasana

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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