In Plank Pose or Phalakasana in Sanskrit, as the name suggests, the body is held in a way that looks like a plank, thin and long. In Plank Pose the emphasis is on the core muscles and shoulders strength. This pose essentially works for someone who wants to take the arms and shoulder strength to the next level in order to do more difficult arm balancing yoga poses.
Plank Pose is considered a base pose as plank pose variations can be derived from this pose. This pose helps boost energy in the body and hence can be included in flow yoga sequences.
Benefits and Contraindications
Strengthens the arms, wrists, and spine
Tones the abdomen
Carpal tunnel syndrome
Photo poses in different angles
Modifications & Variations
- Mountain Climber Pose Flow
- Forearm Plank Variation One Leg Raised
- Plank Pose Wall
- Plank Pose One Arm Leg Lift Opposite Knee To Elbow Flow
- Plank Pose on a chair
- Knee-down Plank Pose