Spiritual Awakening: intermediate yoga poses | day 12

“Concentrate the mind on the present moment”

Plank Pose

Sanskrit: Kumbhakasana


How to do it


Start in Downward-Facing Dog. Shift forward so your shoulders are stacked over your wrists. Draw your navel in toward your spine and keep your hips from dropping.


Reach heels back as you lengthen the crown of your head forward. Ground down into hands, pushing the floor away beneath you. Lengthen through the arms and broaden your chest.


Pro tip: Come down to your knees if the pose is too intense.

The benefits


Considered one of the best moves for core strength, Plank Pose strengthens your abdominals and promotes stability.


Calmness of mind is one of the beautiful jewels of wisdom