Plank Position

Plank Position

 

Bank on Plank if you want to feel strong, light and graceful. Plank pose literally teaches you to hold yourself together in a powerful way.

It will improve your posture, develop core and upper body strength and benefit your entire nervous system.

Begin in downward facing dog. Inhale then move forward so the whole length of your body is parallel to the floor. You arms will be perpendicular and your shoulders will be straight over the wrists.

Turn your outer arms inward.

 

Emma demonstrates the correct technique

Emma demonstrates the correct posture

 

Draw shoulder blades down your back. Remember: breathe deeply. Strongly engage tummy muscles and thighs to support your lower back.

Elongate tailbone towards the heels. Lift your kneecaps and press down through all ten toes. Imagine a long line of energy generating from the crown of your head to your heels. Keep the top of your head inline with your spine.

Softly gaze down at the ground. Hold the pose for 30 seconds to a minute. On an exhalation, send your hips up and back to Downward Facing Dog. Rest in Child’s Pose.

Plank is beneficial in releasing tension and helps to quiet constant mind chatter. What is there not to love about Plank? Warming your soul for Spring.

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