Spring Training #12

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 12th: Plank Prance

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Stack shoulders above wrists, extend body behind you, feet a few inches apart and heels driving back.  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.  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).  Then begin prancing (don’t laugh, it’s a killer oblique workout!) by stepping left foot under the right ankle and toes onto the ground, then step your right foot under the left ankle and toes onto the ground, repeat.  Your trunk and hips will be rotating side to side with this kind of leg movement.  Resist the urge to pike the rump up into the sky- keep the hips low and in line with shoulders.

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