Hi, I'm Juliet Kaska, and this is women's yoga poses for the obliques. The obliques are part of the abdominals. Two of their main responsibilities are trunk rotation, as well as the stability of your spine. Not to mention, when you have tight, toned obliques, you have a tight, tiny waistline. Our first yoga pose for our obliques is called Vashistasana, or Side Plank. You're going to come down sitting on your left hip. Take your left hand and place it firmly onto your mat, with all five fingers spread. And then, shift your legs out. For a beginner, you can use your front hand to press down and lift up, so you're balancing on your knees, using your obliques to help stabilize you. As you advance, stretch the top leg out. And, as you advance further, you can stretch both legs, coming into the full pose, reaching the right arm up to the sky, and eventually rotating your eyes and looking up at your fingertips. As you're moving through any of these variations, make sure that the arm of the standing leg is plugged firmly into your back or integrated into your back muscles. The abs are constantly drawing in, keeping your core tight, and your hips are balanced one over top of the other. Our second exercise from yoga to use our obliques is an exercise called Ardha Chandrasana. It's a balancing exercise that we need our obliques in order to find our balance. So, standing in a wide lunge position, reach your right hand down in front of your right foot. And then, lift your back leg or your left leg up with a flexed foot and extend out through the crown of the head. When you find your balance, begin to reach your arm up to the ceiling, and then rotate your eyes as well, following the tips of your fingers, holding and balancing, using those obliques, or you will fall out of it.