Plank pose comes in many different variations, and finding the right version for you is important. Incorporating this pose into your yoga practice is a great way to work on building upper body strength. Because this is a powerful movement that recruits a lot of muscles in the upper body, core, and thighs, it can be difficult for beginners, and for anyone experiencing pain in the arms or wrists. Strengthening the wrists and hands and making some slight adjustments can help!
Let’s play with plank pose variations in a safe and accessible way!
This 8-minute practice works on building and maintaining upper body strength as you play with Side Plank variations. This practice also covers tips on strengthening the hands and wrists. Use this sequence as you build up to stronger and more stable versions of your own plank pose. You may want to warm up by completing a few Sun Salutes before getting started.