Plank Pose (Kumbhakasana)

Plank Pose (Kumbhakasana)
  • The Sanskrit word Kumbhakasana is Pronounced As – koom-bahk-AHS-uh-nuh.
  • The Plank Pose (Kumbhakasana) word derives from the Sanskrit word where Kumbhak stands for “Breath Retention.” The Plank Pose (Kumbhakasana) is also known as Phalakasana.

Things you should be aware of before starting the pose –

  • The pose can be done in the early morning as well as evening.
  • If you are doing the pose in the evening, then make sure your stomach is empty.
  • Moreover, there should be at least 4 hours of gap between the meal and the yoga pose practice.
  • The yoga pose is for the Beginner level.

How to do – 

  • The pose starts with all four using your knees under your hips and with your hands placed directly on the floor underneath your shoulders. 
  • Now, lift your knees from the floor and extend your legs, and your toes shall be on the floor. 
  • Keep your neck and spine in a neutral position so that the body shall form one long line. 
  • Also, try to look downward at the top of the mat. 
  • Try to do 3 – 5 breaths in this pose for the benefit of your body.

Benefits – 

  • Boost Mood and Relieve Stress
  • Builds your core strength 
  • Enhancement of Bone and Joint Health
  • Improves Balance
  • Improves Metabolism 
  • Provides Better Posture
  • Reduces Back Pain
  • Strengthen Muscles

Contraindications –

Preparatory Poses – 

Follow-up Poses –

  • Crane Pose (Bakasana)

 

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