BLACK SAND YOGA

Yoga for the Athlete in You

Tuesday Tip: High Plank

We love high plank! It's a great pose that engages your entire body. Whether you're holding high plank or getting ready for chaturanga (low plank) or pushups, here are some key points to get the most from this pose:

1. Stay on the balls of your feet, pressing your heels toward the back of the room.
2. Core is engaged, keeping your hips in line with the rest of your body. Try not to hike your hips up or let them sag down (hello back problems). If you're working on strength and find your hips dropping, drop your knees and build up from there.
3. Keep your shoulders inline with your wrists and fingers separated wide.
4. Gaze down and a few inches in front of you, keeping your neck in a neutral position.

Overall, you should be able to draw a straight line from your heels to the crown of your head or, if your knees are down, from your knees to the crown of your head.

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Leave a comment and let us know if these helped you, or let us know if you have any questions or tips/tricks you would like to see in the future.