Tone Up With Plank Pose

Work During the Pose

  • Press your outer arms inward and firm the bases of your index fingers into the floor.
  • Firm your shoulder blades against your back, then spread them away from the spine.
  • Spread your collarbone away from the breastbone.
  • Press your front thighs up toward the ceiling; lengthen the tailbone toward the wall behind you.
  • Lift the base of the skull away from the back of the neck and look straight down at the floor.
  • Keep the throat and eyes soft.
  • Hold for five seconds. Build up to one minute.

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