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Plank Pose

Angle-Based Images: Plank Pose Video
Angle-Based Images: Plank Pose Video
Angle-Based Images: Plank Pose Video
Angle-Based Images: Plank Pose Video
Angle-Based Images: Plank Pose Video
Plank Pose: Step 1
Step 1 Begin on hands and knees.
Plank Pose: Step 2
Step 2 Step your feet back, toes tucked, so that your shoulders line up with your wrist creases. Get a good spread of your fingers. Feet are hip's distance apart.
Plank Pose: Step 3
Step 3 Slight chin tuck, keep your cervical spine in-line with your body. Pull your belly button to your spine and energetically reach back through your heels as you reach forward through the crown of your head. Breathe here for at least three deep breaths.
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Progressions & Variations

Beginner Tips

Wrist creases are parallel to the front edge of your mat.

Tips

Do not allow your shoulders to move beyond your Wrists, keep them in-line. Avoid this pose if you have wrist maladies, such as carpal tunnel syndrome.

Benefits

Plank Pose strengthens the entire core as well as the arms and legs. Improves posture. This pose is said to be beneficial to the nervous system.

Modifications

To make this easier, you can lower your knees to the ground until you have the arm and core strength to practice the full expression of the pose.

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