Dolphin Plank is a great core, shoulder and upper back strengthener, but it also opens the shoulders and upper back, so it's a great pose for people who carry tension in those areas. You might want a strap and a block!
Ready to work it?
Here are some classes featuring Dolphin Plank Pose.
Want to understand how to approach your backbends safely? So much of it has to do with understanding the anatomy involved and building your foundation! Take a little trip opening the front side of your body deeply, but also strengthening your core and giving your back body lots of love so you are centered! And perhaps we'll end up in a forearm stand or scorpion forearm stand together! A block and a strap will be helpful but not essential!
Move with a sense of intention in this strong flow. Fun transitions with a focus on planks and chaturanga varaiations. Hip-opening standing poses along with some challenging balances are explored! Optional inversions throughout the practice. Enjoy!
Build core strength for better balance in standing poses and learn how to cultivate a sense of lightness in arm balances and inversions! This class will help you keep your practice well-rounded, safe and so very strong!!
Lots of core in this flow along with plenty of work for all the major muscle groups! Build lots of heat in a short amount of time, breathe deeply, wring yourself out and get a really good stretch! Fun arm balances and standing balance along the way. Short, thorough and lots of fun!
This flow targets the core to give you a sense of strength and power in the solar plexus! Plank variations, boat pose and arm balances are explored. We close with a relaxing pigeon and a juicy side stretch!
This practice is designed to teach people dealing with wrist pain to use muscles that support the wrists with no pressure on the hands. Focusing on the core, we open the class with stability exercises, build warmth with modified Surya Namaskar C and standing poses, and eventually peak with a headstand.
This core-work-focused practice is a continuation of what is presented in Intro to Hatha Yoga Part One. If you are unsure how to maintain core stability and strength, this instructive practice breaks down and demystifies core engagement.
This instructive practice for beginners demystifies yoga asana with step-by-step pose break downs and tips for avoiding common areas of compensation or injury with a focus on torso and core stability in a yoga practice over-all. The class begins with breath and core awareness, a gentle warm-up, and then continues with an arc of warming poses, standing poses, and an explanation of classic Surya Namaskar A. The class ends with a balancing cool-down including a gentle backbend and twist.