Middle aged man performing plank yoga pose.

High Plank - Santolasana

March 04, 2019

High Plank - Santolasana

This posture is a transitional posture found between Adho Mukha Svanasana (downward facing dog) and Ashtanga Pranam (8 point salutation) or Chaturanga Dandasana (the four limbed staff).

This posture will strengthen the upper body and core.  It features throughout Vinyasa style classes and in many Strong or Core based classes.

This posture is very similar to a press-up position. 

How to Perform High Plank - Santolasana

Support your body weight with your hands under your shoulders, your legs extended and your toes curled under.  Draw up your lower abdominal muscles and keep your hips in line.  You should create a straight diagonal line from the back of your head to your heels.