If Ek Hath Santolanasana is not a part of your regular yoga practice, then you are missing out on one of the most effective and safest core-strengthening exercises. The Side Plank primarily strengthens the obliques and arms.
It is one of the best asanas to strengthen the upper body. Be it the core, obliques, arms or shoulders. This is a great balance, core and arm workout!
As the hips are lifted and core is engaged, the Manipura Chakra is stimulated. The key to a healthy, open solar plexus chakra is finding a balance between making sure that your voice is heard without being pushed aside, but without overpowering other people with false displays of confidence/power.
Besides, a balanced solar plexus ensures that all the abdominal organs function effectively.
Raise your hip upwards.
Avoid in case of serious wrist, elbow or shoulder injuries.
Yogi. Blogger. Storyteller After, a decade of being a fitness enthusiast and various trial and errors with corporate jobs and teaching (post a PG degree in Management).