There is a new craze going around at the moment called Planking. There is even a website, probably more than one, devoted to scoring “planks.” I wrote a blog a while ago on Yoga’s plank
These new planks are different though, most of them look pretty tame. Lie flat, as a plank, on your stomach, in or on an unusual object. As Yogis I think we can do a little better. We are “Yoga fit” after all 😉 So today I thought I would bring you Old Moon Yoga’s guide to planking, yoga style:-
Step 1. Find a suitable object to “plank” on. For example a block. Place it firmly on the ground.
Step 2. Lie down on said object. I figure us Yogis could throw in reverse plank too, just to add interest. In the picture notice how I position the block at my center of gravity, This just happens to be under my sacrum, which makes this quite comfy.
Step 3. Lift your head and body and get stable.
Step 4 Lift the legs and balance.
Step 5 Put your head back and try to look relaxed.
Step 6 Get someone with a camera to quickly snap this shot. Guess I should have mentioned the cameraman earlier, sorry.
Now that’s done flip over and try this face down. Of course there is no flat area of the back for the block. Strong abs and an empty bladder help with this variation. In this position it is also much harder to balance and get the legs straight. On the bright side no one can see if your face as you try to look relaxed 🙂
OK off you go, show the world how a Yogi “planks.” Send me a picture and I will post it on this website. The world needs one more “planking website.