PLANK POSE INSTRUCTIONS
1. Start on your hands and knees with your shoulders directly over your hands and your hips directly over your knees.
2. Press one leg straight back at a time and ground your toes.
3. Stay in Phalakasana for 30 seconds to 1 minute.
Keep your arms perpendicular to the floor with the shoulders directly over your hands, and ground your hands and toes on the floor. Maintain your core engaged, abs tight, look down and keep your body in a straight line, from your head down to your feet.
The plank pose helps to build abdominal strength, improves posture and keeps your spine aligned and healthy. It also strengthens your arms, shoulders and wrists, and prevents back pain.
Carpal tunnel syndrome, back or shoulder injury.