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pose of the week // october 12 2014

plank pose // uttihita chaturanga dandasana

High Plank pose, or Uttihita Chaturanga Dandasana, is a pose of strength, length, and determination. As we all know from high school gym class, high plank pose is hard to hold, but can provide your arms with a real workout. Chaturanga is a central asana of yoga, and the more you practice, the stronger and more solid this posture gets. Starting from forward fold (like in a sun salutation) or from down dog (flowing forward), ground through your palms and lengthen from the crown of your head to your heels. Find power and show your high school gym teacher who's boss!