You’ve probably heard of plank pose. It’s a core stabilizing exercise that is great for strong abs and a flat tummy. But did you know it’s also a popular yoga pose? You bet – plank pose is used in yoga sequences to tone abdominal and arm muscles while strengthening the spine.
Often performed as part of a Sun Salutation, plank pose isn’t just for transitioning into other movements. Practicing plank pose for several minutes is a great way to build stamina and endurance, while contributing to a strong core. It also strengthens the arms, wrists and shoulders, and is a great pose to master if you’re looking to further your yoga practice.
Notice yourself slouching? Learning how to do plank pose can help! Practice this pose consistently, and a stronger spine will improve your posture.
Master the plank pose first – then make it more challenging with weights. The below video will show you both ways, allowing you to ease into the different modifications of plank pose.