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10 Yoga Poses for Beginners

6. Plank

From Downward Dog, try and roll your weight (like a wave) forward into your hands to form a plank position. Like with Table Top, make sure your wrists line up under your shoulders. If this position is hard on your wrists, try shifting your weight to your toes to help lighten the load, or putting your hands into fists. It’s really important that while you’re in this pose, you continue to focus on your breathing. If you’re feeling adventurous, you could lower yourself down to the mat (a Chaturanga) or you could remain in plank for several breaths before returning to Downward Dog.

Woman doing plank pose
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