Low plank pose is often found in sequences that incorporate high plank, low plank, upward dog and downward dog, usually after having first completed a series of standing poses. It is used often in Vinyasa, Ashtanga and Power yoga practices.
Low plank tones the abdomen and strengthens the wrists, arms and shoulders. It is a great preparatory pose for all arm balances.
To protect the shoulders from injury, it is important to engage the shoulder blades and core muscles while performing this asana.