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Dolphin Plank Pose

Strike a Yoga Pose: Dolphin Plank

Many yoga poses challenge your core strength, and this one is no exception. Not only will you feel your abs and back muscles engaged, but it will also strengthen your legs and upper body.

Sanskrit Name: Makara Adho Mukha Svanasana
English Translation: Dolphin Plank Pose
  • Begin in Downward Facing Dog. Shift your weight forward so that your shoulders are over your wrists.
  • One at a time, lower your forearms to the floor with your palms facing down. Place your elbows where your hands were, and spread your fingers wide. You want your body to be in one straight line, with your heels over your toes.
  • It's very important to engage your abs here, so draw your belly button toward your spine. Keep the muscles in your tush relaxed, draw your shoulders away from your ears, and gaze between your hands.
  • Hold like this for five complete breaths. Then come back onto your hands and press back into Downward Facing Dog.
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