The Plank Pose
Doing something called the Plank pose only sounds like you’ll be imitating a log lying on the ground. In fact, you’ll be imitating a log propping itself up on two twigs—also known as your arms. The plank pose will:
- Will help you reduce any back pain you might have.
- Will help you Increase your Muscle Definition.
- Will help you develop a better posture.
- Will help you get a better balance.
- Will help you develop healthy Bones and Joints.
- Can help you relieve stress and get a better mood.
The Plank Pose Step by Step
- Begin on your hands and knees on the mat, with your wrists directly under your shoulders.
- Tuck your toes under and extend your legs straight out behind you, one at a time, keeping your arms perpendicular to the mat.
- Look straight down at the floor, keeping your neck aligned with your straight spine.
- Pull your abdominal muscles in so your hips don’t sag, but don’t allow them to rise up, either.
- Hold the pose for at least 30 seconds.
- Release the pose by dropping your knees to the floor.
- Do not put your hands too far away, they should be right in front of your shoulders
- Keep your head aligned to your shoulders, hips, knees, and ankles.
- Do not raise your bottom.
- Your body should form a straight line from your heels to the top of your head.
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