{video} Alternate Step Forward Option – Side Plank Training

I offer many different options to help students step the front of the mat from downward dog.  It’s a challenging movement, and I don’t want my students to suffer or feel stuck!  A few weeks ago I offered an option that had almost no weight bearing on the hands. You can check that out right here if you missed it.

This option is very different. It trains the body to put all the body weight on one arm, just like you would in side plank! Watch the video, try it out and let me know how it goes!

7 Responses to “{video} Alternate Step Forward Option – Side Plank Training”

  1. Mary Soria

    Thank you Francesca! I was introducing Side Plank to my New to Yoga group and was really having a hard time. I came home that night and found your video! So timely! I have tried this approach with two of my more experienced yogis and have gotten positive feedback. I plan to try again tomorrow with my newbies and see if they like it. Love your videos! Love your podcasts! Thanks for everything!

    • Francesca Cervero

      Okay, awesome! I can’t wait to hear how it goes with your newbies. I love YOU, Mary! 🙂

  2. Beverly

    Hi Francesca! Would you share the preparatory poses you use to activate the shoulder muscles? I see this as an area of weakness in many of my students. Also, what modifications/adaptations do you suggest for individuals with rotator cuff injuries. I thinking of a particular student who has no rotator cuff in one shoulder. Thanks for sharing!

  3. Melinda Janofsky

    Thank you for these videos. I am embarking on renting space to start my own yoga studio and privates are something I want to offer. It is amazing that YTT doesn’t really spend enough time on working with students. I will definitely use the exercises you offer.


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