Yoga Lesson Planning Clinic
How To Teach Plank Pose

Step 1
Teach The Sanskrit


Step 2
Teach The Benefits

  • Strengthens arms
  • Strengthens wrists
  • Strengthens spine
  • Strengthens quads
  • Strengthens abdominals

Step 3
Teach The Precaution

Carpal tunnel syndrome

Step 4
Teach The Directions 

 Start in Downward Facing Dog.


Draw torso forward until arms perpendicular to floor, shoulders over wrists, torso parallel to floor.

Press outer arms inward, firm bases of index fingers into floor. 

Firm shoulder blades against back, spread them away from spine.

Look at floor.

Keep throat soft.


Step 5
Teach The Modifications

Knees On Floor Modifications

Knees On Floor Modifications

Step 6
Teach The Alternatives

Dolphin Pose (no wrist pressure).

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George Watts

BWY Yoga Teacher at George Watts Yoga
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