Good Form: A plank pose that goes further
Build muscular endurance with yoga moves like this one, called “plank pose into chaturanga dandasana.” Practiced correctly on a regular basis, you will strengthen your chest, shoulders and arms as well as your core muscles.
Begin in a straight-arm plank position with your hands directly under your shoulders, fingers pointed forward. Push back with your heels and draw the crown of your head forward to create a long line throughout your body. Pull in your abdominal muscles to support your spine.
On an exhalation, slowly bend your arms to lower your body toward the floor. Keep your elbows close to your ribs until your upper arms are parallel to the floor. Remember to keep your shoulders away from your ears and your body level throughout the movement. Push back up to plank position and repeat two more times.
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