Refine and Align: Side Plank

Andrea Ting-Luz
Instructor Andrea Ting-Luz
Average: 4.7 (50 votes)
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In this targeted vinyasa flow sequence, Andrea guides you to power up your shoulder girdle, wrists, hands and core to build a more functional and sustainable side plank (vasithasana).

This can either be done as a stand-alone class or as Day 7 of the Daily Dose 30-Day Intermediate Yoga Challenge.

Equipment: None
Style: Vinyasa/Power Yoga


mdelloch 1 week ago

This was my first class with Andrea - enjoyed it. My balance isn't the best, so I lose it a bit in tree and flying pigeon, but practice makes us stronger, and with strength comes balance. Thank you.

kmeggs 4 months ago

Great energy and looove breaking poses down! Was a bit disappointed that we didn't do a straightforward side plank, though. It was a great workout, but I felt like I was missing yoga philosophy behind the physical work. I think frequent countdowns do that for me because they remind me of western workout styles ... but that may just be a personal thing.

LucyHB 6 months ago

Thank you Andrea! I made a mental note to do more of your classes after really enjoying them in the Inner Teacher challenge. This one is great, too. Nice pacing and I enjoy the change from my usual fast-paced vinyasa classes. I really hurt my shoulder in side plank around 18 months ago (attempted one while still recovering from a broken collarbone on the same side was a really, really bad move!) so I still feel vaguely anxious in the pose and its variations but this felt comfortable, I'll be coming back to it!

Maputo 10 months ago

I love Andrea's classes. I didn't have as much time as I'd like to have this morning, but Andrea always makes it challenging (with lots of options). Thank you for this wonderful class and all the positivity that you radiate, Andrea. One request for future classes is to provide more options for those of us who struggle with flexibilty. My hands can't go under my feet without bending my knees a lot.

SoniaM 11 months ago

This class was quite challenging yet felt gentle and patient. Due to an old injury, my left wrist has a hard time sustaining me in side plank. The exercises and directions on how to place my arm and hand helped with this tremendously. I also liked being given options throughout. Thank you Andrea. I look forward to more of your classes.

Yvonne138 1 year ago

I loved this class! It was my second class with Andrea and she is becoming one of my favorites! Thank you so much for this awesome sequence.

Lottiedawn 1 year ago

Wow what a beautiful class. This is my first class of Andrea's. Enjoyed every minute of it.

jwgrigri 1 year ago

My second class with Andrea. Bookmarking this one too. Looking forward to more. LOVE everything about it.

LucyHB 1 year ago

Fantastic, really warmed me up on a cold January day! Will be looking out for more Andrea classes :-)