Spring Training #1

Spring is here! Let’s dust off winter with some heart-pumping spring training.  During the month of April, Prana Fitness is going to post daily one workout move or yoga pose that you can do at home, at a park, or anywhere.

April 1st: High Plank

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Stack shoulders above wrists and squeeze ankles together.  Broaden out finger span with pointer finger forward.  Rotate triceps towards ankles so soft part of elbow is facing the thumbs.  Push up through the back of the heart between the shoulder blades.  Squeeze tummy up into spine.  Spiral inner thighs up to sky.  Keep body in straight line, even extending neck to gaze just in front of finger tips.  Press down into ground especially on the thumb, forefinger, and top corners of palm (see image below on How to Avoid Wrist Pain in Yoga).

To modify plank to make it easier (if your low back is dipping downwards), try placing knees on the ground and keeping straight line from knees to crown of head.

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