Focus on Vasisthasana - Side Plank Pose

Vasistha means 'most excellent, best, richest'.

Vasisthasana is a challenging pose which promotes balance and strength. Interestingly research has shown it's potential benefits for scoliosis when practiced only on the weaker convex side (the side toward which the spine is curved). 

This arm balance strengthens the shoulders, wrists and arms as well as toning your core. It also improves nervous balance.

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Your Teacher

Emma Petitt 


I started yoga in my mid-twenties. I loved how it made me feel. My body felt strong and balanced, my flexibility increased. I simply felt better. As I continued to practise, I was steered towards practising Ashtanga Yoga with Gingi Lee at his Sangam Studio in Battersea. I practised the Primary Series for 8 years with Gingi before leaving London and moving to the country. I really enjoyed Ashtanga Yoga. It deepened my understanding and love of yoga.

Since living in Wiltshire, I have continued to develop my yoga practice and have trained to become a teacher with the British Wheel of Yoga. I enjoy teaching Hatha Yoga blending elements of Iyengar, Vinyasa Flow and Ashtanga Yoga with teaching pranayama and relaxation techniques.

My classes are based on the sequencing of Yoga Poses performed in a flowing Vinyasa Style. A typical (non-beginner) class would start with Surya Namaskar (Salute to the Sun) which is a flowing series of postures synchronised with the breath to help improve strength and flexibility in the muscles and the spinal column. Classes will also include Standing Postures, Balances, Backbends, forwards bends and twists. Then we finish the class with an inversion and relaxation to bring tranquility and peace to the mind.

It is important for students to work at their own pace so I therefore usually offer modifications of poses to suit my students. This allows everone to get the most from their practice.