Tone Up With Plank Pose

If there's one powerful pose for all-over toning it's Plank Pose. A truly foundational pose, plank builds arm and abdominal strength while keeping wrists supple and healthy.

Practice this pose regularly, in a well-aligned way, to improve your upper back and neck posture. You'll also create support for your lower back as you learn to engage your abs.

In order to reap the benefits of Plank Pose, follow these instructions.

Set It Up

  • Begin on all fours.
  • Align your shoulders directly over your hands.
  • Keep your knees under your hips.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Straighten your right leg back so that your toes are flipped, your heel faces the ceiling.
  • Straighten your left leg the same way.

Align the Pose

  • Make sure the arms are perpendicular to the floor, and the shoulders are directly over the wrists.
  • Keep the torso parallel to the floor.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Lynn Burgess

Accomplished yoga teacher, Lynn Burgess, combines her  unique alignment based style with over 20 years of teaching experience to help athletes achieve their goals. Visit www.yogafromtheheart.com to learn more.

Accomplished yoga teacher, Lynn Burgess, combines her  unique alignment based style with over 20 years of teaching experience to help athletes achieve their goals. Visit www.yogafromtheheart.com to learn more.

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