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Plank Pose Benefits

Plank and stick pose are great core strengtheners. See photos to identify all the muscles it works. It also strengthens the arms, wrists and legs. Plus it stretches the shoulders, chest, and front ankles.

Reverse plank should NOT be done if you have a wrist injury.

If you have a neck injury, try supporting the head on a wall or chair seat.

If you are a beginner, try in a chair. Sit near the front edge of the seat and wrap your hands around the back edge. Inhale to lift your pelvis, then extend each leg with an inhale.

In sanskrit, reverse plank is called Purvottanasana