Roman’s Recommended Yoga Pose for Core Strength & More

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Manic:  Still blaming my weak core on my two C-sections….but my last one was 10 years ago, so I guess I can’t use that excuse anymore and I find sit-ups boring.

Managed:  Learning and doing some wonderful yoga poses that work the core without hurting my neck.  Plus this pose feels great and is not boring like sit-ups!  And it is Roman-recommended!  Try it….

Roman says:

Vasisthasana: Side Plank Pose


*Improves sense of balance

*Core strength

*Wrist strength

*Arm strength


1.  Start at the top of a push up (plank).

2.  Pick up right hand and place it next to the left hand in line with the center of chest.

3.  Spread fingers wide pressing equally through all five finger tips.  Allow the heels to drop to the right.

4.  Stack left leg on top of right.  Press hips to the ceiling and extend left arm upward keeping the arms in line with each other (bone stacking), lining up wrists elbows and shoulders.


Contraindications and Cautions:

*wrist, elbow, or shoulder injuries


About Roman:

About Roman Acevedo, Yoga Instructor

Roman began practicing yoga in 2000 to complement his rigorous workout and hectic work schedule. Leading to increased strength, concentration and flexibility, he found yoga far more beneficial in restoring peace in any stressful environment. Studying under Andrew Eppler and local instructors Dave Oliver, Cheryl Oliver and John Salisbury, Roman is currently working towards the 500 hour advanced Yoga Instructor training.

Read more about Roman on our team bio page. 



  1. This is a great pose. If you really want a challenge, lift your top leg and balance only one leg and arm. I’ve even seen yogis flexible enough to grab the top leg with the top arm.