Day 2 of the PogamatYogaChallenge

December 24, 2016

pogamatHappy Holidays! Let’s celebrate with a little #Planking!

Day 2 of the #PogamatYogaChallenge:
Plank Pose//Phalankasana
Phalaka =plank

Here lies the secret to feeling powerful! Plank Pose will not only strengthen your core but will also help to stretch and relax the muscles in the neck, shoulders and back that often become stiff and tense.
Start in Downward- Facing Dog. Then inhale and draw your torso forward until the arms are perpendicular to the floor and the shoulders directly over the wrists, torso parallel to the floor.

Press your outer arms inward and firm the bases of your index fingers into the floor. Firm your shoulder blades against your back, then spread them away from the spine. Also spread your collarbones away from the sternum.

Press your front thighs up toward the ceiling, but resist your tailbone toward the floor as you lengthen it toward the heels. Lift the base of the skull away from the back of the neck and look straight down at the floor, keeping the throat and eyes soft.

Plank Pose is one of the positions in the traditional Sun Salutation sequence. You can also modify by gently bringing your knees down for support.

Special thanks to our amazing co-hosts @thewovenyogi & @rocky_mountain_yoga_girl

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