Yoga Pose: Plank (Phalakāsana)

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  • Plank

  • Phalakāsana

  • phalaka = plank
  • āsana = posture
  • Category:
    Arm and Leg Support / Balancing
  • Difficulty:
    Intermediate
  • Description:

    The body is parallel to the earth. The weight of the body is supported by straight arms and active toes. The abdomen is pulled up towards the spine and the pelvis is tucked in. The neck is a natural extension of the spine and the chin is slightly tucked. The palms are flat and the elbows are close to the side body. The joints are stacked with the wrists, elbows and shoulders in a straight line perpendicular to the earth. The gaze follows the spine and the eyes are focused down.

  • Benefits:

    Strengthens the arms, wrists, and spine. Tones the abdomen.