Plank Pose: How-to, Tips, Benefits

In our beginner yoga pose series, Michael Taylor from Strala Yoga in New York City, demonstrates and gives us the scoop on Plank.

How-to: Start on your hands and knees, shoulders directly over your wrists. Tuck your toes, extend your legs, and walk your feet back until your shoulders, hips, and ankles form a straight line.

Tips: Keep your belly and lower back from sagging by using your inhales to pull your belly in and puff up your lower back. You can check for your straight line by looking down the underside of your body.

Benefits: Builds arm and abdomen strength. Good for patience.