Santolasana – High Plank by Sue Fuller

Santolasana - The Plank - Yoga PostureThis posture is both a held and a transitional posture often practiced 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.  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.

Sue Fuller is the creator of the Yoga 2 Hear range of audio yoga classes.  Sue has a range of over 60 different audio yoga classes available on CD or MP3, the range includes classes for the absolute beginner right through to strong classes for more advanced practitioners.