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Hola! Comin' atcha from Starbucks this morning, where I am convinced they keep the air conditioning set to Russia in the dead of winter so its patrons don't stay all day. I will not be surprised if I leave with frostbite.
Anyway! Today we're talking side plank. This is such a great pose for building core strength and can be a really fun pose to transition out of. One of my favorite transitions is to throw this in the middle of a vinyasa and then gently lift the top leg, bring the bottom foot fully to the ground, pull the top knee in to the chest as I begin to rotate and quietly step the foot to the front of the mat. Major core work!
The most common mistake I see with side plank when I'm teaching is "resting" the weight in the wrist while letting the hips wilt toward the mat. Instead, visualize a suction happening in the middle of the bottom hand palm. This visualization will help to create a lifting sensation, creating a long line of energy through both hands and will help to keep the hips lifted.
Let's talk I'd love to know what poses you're struggling with or would like to see covered in the Common Mistakes series. Lemme know down in the comments below.