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Precautions Plank Pose

The Plank Yoga posture is a good precursor to more challenging arm balances postures.

In the Plank pose the body is in a straight line from the ears, through the shoulders and hips, to the heels. The body should not arch or sag.

Mostly the Plank targets the abdominals (muscles responsible for holding in the stomach and giving the appearance of a flat stomach), but it can be an excellent way to get a full body challenge.

It is one of the most popular exercises for developing core strength and stability. It strengthens muscles of the arms, shoulders and the spine, and strengthens the wrists.

This posture improves nervous balance and develops a sense of inner equilibrium and harmony. The Plank is a preparatory posture for more advanced and demanding poses in yoga classes having many benefits. It can be done even by a beginner; however in one health condition the Plank posture is strongly not recommended.
One reason not to do the Plank posture:

1) If you have a Carpal tunnel syndrome, do not attempt this posture.

(It is compression of the median nerve at the wrist, which may result in numbness, tingling, weakness, or muscle
atrophy in the hand and fingers. The disease typically affects the thumb, index, and middle fingers and is often particularly troublesome at night).