The plank engages several large muscle groups of the body
including arms, abs, lower back, glutes and shoulders. This pose is often
performed to ready the body for more difficult poses. It can also help with
improving balance, supporting posture and is an essential exercise for overall
fitness and strength.
The action of this pose may appear simple, but when
performed accurately they are extremely beneficial for wellness and weight
loss. This technique helps train the muscles around the shoulders, opens up the
chest, increases range of motion of the hips and aligns the hips, torso, head
and feet all in one plane.
Surya Namaskar (Sun salutations)
This pose flexes, tones and stretches most of your major
muscle groups by elongating them. This pose helps with stimulating your
digestive system, allows for blood flow as well as ensures your metabolism is
balanced. All the while allowing to trim your waist line, tone your arms and
strengthening your lower back.
Shoulder stand (Sarvangasana)
This pose is packed with health and weight loss benefits. It
allows for blood circulation, helps with digestion and boosts metabolism. When
the pose is performed accurately, it strengthens your entire body and aids in
stress relief as well. This is a great pose to add to your routine!
Downward dog (Adho Mukha Svanasana)
This pose helps you lengthen almost every one of
your muscles, and when performed correctly is jam packed with health benefits.
The downward dog pose helps to elongate shoulders and arms and strengthens
them, assists with toning the core muscles (burning belly fat!), brings blood
flow to the brain as your head is held below heart level and most importantly
stretches the spine and entire back.