How to Do the Plank Pose

The Plank Pose in Yoga

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.

Plank Pose Benefits

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 in Yoga Step by Step

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.

Two Girls doing the Plank Pose in Yoga






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