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Upward Facing Plank Pose

Angle-Based Images: Upward Facing Plank Pose Video
Angle-Based Images: Upward Facing Plank Pose Video
Angle-Based Images: Upward Facing Plank Pose Video
Angle-Based Images: Upward Facing Plank Pose Video
Angle-Based Images: Upward Facing Plank Pose Video
Upward Facing Plank Pose: Step 1
Step 1 Begin in a seated position with your legs together and long out in front of you.
Upward Facing Plank Pose: Step 2
Step 2 Place your hands behind you, fingers pointing toward your body. Press into your palms as you lift your hips high. Keep your big toes together, and reach your whole foot onto the ground.
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Upward Facing Plank Pose: Step 3
Step 3 Lift through your chest and allow your head to fall back if that feels natural for your neck. Breathe here for at least three deep breaths.

Progressions & Variations

Beginner Tips

Stick with Table Top as an alternative until you gain the strength for this one.

Tips

Avoid this pose if you have wrist maladies, such as carpal tunnel syndrome. If you have neck injuries, do not let your head fall back. Take caution when practicing this pose.

Benefits

Strengthens arms, wrists and legs, opens the tops of feet as well as the chest and shoulders, which allows for deeper breathing. Is said to alleviate fatigue and depression.

Modifications

To deepen the pose, make sure your feet are flat on the ground.

Related Exercises

  • Strength Exercises
  • Core Exercises
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