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PLANK(PHALAKASANA)

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1. Begin on your hands and knees in tabletop position with your palms flat against the floor and your fingers splayed out.

2. Keep your hands in the same position and stretch your legs out straight behind you and balance your weight on the balls of your feet. Your wrists, elbows, and shoulders should be in a straight line and they should be at a 90-degree angle to the floor.

3. Stay in this position for 10-15 seconds.

4. Follow these Phalakasana steps carefully and do not make any changes to them.

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Benefits:

Strengthens your arms, shoulders, and wrists

Improves posture and balance

Firms the abdomen by working on your core stomach muscles

Stretches the muscles of the thighs and calves Yoga brings together physical and mental disciplines to increase muscle flexibility and body tone while also eliminating stress and anxiety.

Yoga for strengthening the upper body offers a wide range of benefits as it increases your flexibility, mobility and range of motion.

Furthermore, it helps to get rid of posture imbalances and helps you achieve proper posture. While there are many benefits of Plank, it is most often recommended for people who are unused to exercise as it is one of the best upper body strengthening yoga asanas and it will help you get fit and toned.

Plank puts very little physical stress on the body; in fact, it is a common yoga pose during pregnancy as it helps to prevent the back pain and digestive problems that are common during pregnancy.

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