I HEART Yoga ~ Plank Pose
Join us for OMBE's first yoga challenge!
Enjoy an unlimited number of yoga classes for one month! Your pass begins the day of purchase. Passes can be purchased until February 14th. Purchase online by going to our Online Store – Series and Memberships - Yoga Classes - I HEART Yoga: Unlimited Class Pass.
Show your love for yoga and let the 14 days of I HEART Yoga continue with Plank Pose...
Uttihita Chaturanga Dandasana
(oot-T-HEE-tuh chuh-tour-RUHN-guh duhn-DAAH-suh-nuh)
Benefits of the Pose
~ Lengthens the spine ~ Increases strength and stability in the core and shoulders ~ Builds strength in the wrists, arms, shoulders, back, legs and abdomen ~ Creates awareness of body alignment
Arms | Spine | Hips | Legs
~ Wrist injuries especially Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
How to Get into the Pose
1. Kneel on the floor in an “all fours” position with your knees below your hips. Align your palms on the floor with your wrists directly below your shoulders.
2. Inhale as you spread the weight out through the circle of your palm and pads of your fingers and lengthen your spine. Exhale as you gently engage your lower abdomen by drawing your front hip bones towards your navel.
3. Inhale as you straighten your right leg behind you with your toes tucked into the floor. Exhale as you straighten your left leg to come into full plank pose.
4. Allow the front of your body to rise away from the earth rather letting the hips and legs sink downward. You can modify by placing your knees on the floor or supporting yourself on your forearms. Want an extra challenge? Lift one leg an inch off of the floor or reach one arm forward.
Finish with your mantra: "I HEART Yoga because..."
More about OMBE's yoga studio:
Visit OMBE's eco-friendly yoga studio overlooking beautiful views of Boston's Copley Square. Our yoga classes provide a welcoming atmosphere for students of all levels. OMBE's yoga instructors encourage students to develop their strength, flexibility, and balance as well as a deeper sense of relaxation. All yoga classes are limited to six participants ensuring that each student receives individual instruction.