How To Do the Plank Pose

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Doing something called the Plank pose only sounds like you'll be imitating a log lying on the ground. In fact, you'll be imitating a log propping itself up on two twigs—also known as your arms.

To complete this How-To you will need:

Comfortable clothing suitable for stretching and moving
A calm place where you won't be distracted or disturbed
A yoga mat or folded blanket

Step 1: Get on hands knees

Begin on your hands and knees on the mat, with your wrists directly under your shoulders.

Step 2: Extend legs

Tuck your toes under and extend your legs strai