Side Plank Pose

Side Plank Pose – Yoga for Martial Arts Strength

This page provides details for the Side Plank Pose. This Yoga pose is used by martial arts students in order to increase their core and upper body strength. For a more intense version of this Yoga exercise, a student can try to rotate their extended arm from over their head to under their body. See the second video for a demonstration of this advanced variation.

All stretches and exercises should be supervised by a trained instructor in order to prevent injuries and to ensure the proper technique is utilized. For additional martial arts stretches targeting other areas of the body, please visit the main Martial Arts Stretches or Yoga for Martial Arts sections.

Instructional Videos for the Yoga Side Plank Pose