Students and teachers constantly ask me how to sequence intelligently to make challenging poses more accessible. The answer is simple: Look for the key actions and shapes within the “impossible” pose. Even the biggest and baddest of asanas have actions that can be mastered by all levels of practitioners. If you can teach them to your students (or yourself) in a different relationship to gravity, you’ll be in the fast lane to achieving your challenge pose.
Watching someone soar in Vasisthasana B doesn’t always trigger words like "accessible." This grand arm balance requires a fine blend of hip and hamstring mobility paired with thoughtful shoulders and a big dose of commitment. The following postures all have similar actions that can be practiced regularly to get you on the path to a comfortable Side Plank B!