Side Plank turns Plank Pose into a core strengthening kids yoga activity! It is a challenging yoga pose that kids of all ages enjoy practicing. Laugh and have fun as children work on their balance, tip over, and try again.

Watch and help kids to work on both sides. You’ll be amazed at how quickly they learn to hold themselves up, even if it’s just for a few seconds! 

Children strengthen their arms and legs, as they stretch and reach for the sky.

Some of our favorite kids yoga activities that incorporate Side Plank are Ten Lucky Leprechauns and our Core Strengthening series! Both are fun and easy ways to bring yoga into elementary schools, preschool, or yoga class.

Step 1
Begin in Plank Pose.

Step 2
Shift your weight to one side of your body, and stretch your hand up towards the ceiling.

Step 3
Keep your head aligned with your spine.

Step 4
Hold this pose for as long as you can, then return to Plank Pose.

Step 5
Repeat on your opposite side.


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