3. Plank Pose

Plank Pose

The plank has been getting a lot of attention lately for benefiting your abs. It is not often thought of as a yoga pose, but indeed it is!

I think this is what has helped my core get strong the most, and it is so good for your entire body as well (especially your arms!). You can perform the plank on either your forearms or hands, whichever you feel more comfortable with. Start by getting on your hands and knees, lift your knees and hips up, and keep your body in a straight line. Hold as long as you can, contracting your lower abs tight. I like to do three to five sets of one minute.

Side Plank
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