Yoga Poses That Tone Your Abs & Tush: Plank Your Way to a Stronger Core! by Mary Clare McNulty
Looking to strengthen your core muscles? Try planking! Here's how to do the plank pose:
- Begin on your hands and knees with your wrists in line with shoulders.
- Turn the toes under and lift yourself into a straight line, like the top of a push up.
- Contract your abdominal muscles and keep your hips in line with your spine. Hold for 30 seconds.
Work up to three sets of one minute each. To make it easier, go down onto the knees and keep a straight line from the top of the head to the tailbone. It may be a challenge at first, but you’ll feel good as you can hold the pose longer and longer - you’re getting stronger and stronger! Want more challenge? Try it with on your elbows with your arms bent, as shown in the photo!