What is Plank Pose?
Plank pose, or kumbbhakasana in Sanskrit, is a core strengthening posture that's usually used a transition between other yoga poses. It's the same position as the top of a pushup: body weight on the hands and feet, the torso and legs in one diagonal line.
- Begin in downward facing dog with the hands under the shoulders.
- Inhale and shift the torso forward so that the legs and torso are in one diagonal line. Engage the core. Gaze at the floor.
- Breathe while holding the pose.
- Avoid if there is carpal tunnel syndrome or wrist injury
Benefits of Plank Pose
- Strengthens the core
- Strengthens the arms and wrists
- Stimulates digestion
Plank Pose Details
- Sanskrit Name
- Pose Level
- Nasagre (Tip of the nose)
- Pose Type
- Core, Strength