3 Variations of Plank Pose That Target More Than Your Core

Author:
Video Duration:
2:44

Think you’ve mastered Plank Pose? All you need is a prop to ratchet up the challenge. Carrie Owerko—who leads YJ's upcoming series of video practices, Iyengar Yoga for Strength and Agility—takes you through three variations of this classic core-strengthening move. Grab a blanket and get started!

Want to get stronger and more resilient—and have a lot of fun while you’re at it? Join Senior Iyengar Yoga teacher Carrie Owerko for Iyengar Yoga for Strength and Agility, a series of 11 dynamic video practices that help you move with better form, fluidity, and function. Learn more and sign up today!

Related Videos

Carrie Owerko Core workout

Stomach-Turning Pose (aka Can't-Fail Core Work)

Try this surprisingly effective, and challenging, Iyengar-inspired core exercise for endurance and stability, physically and mentally.

Carrie Owerko strength move

This Chair Challenge Is Fun—and Seriously Works Your Muscles

Try this playful take on Side Plank Pose to engage your entire body.

Carrie Owerko Shoulder Mobility

Stiff Shoulders? Release Tension with a Simple Exercise at the Wall

Encourage mobility with a quick practice you can do at the office.

Carrie Owerko spring

How to Add *Spring* to Your Practice (and Your Step!)

Bring on the bounce to improve agility, coordination, and balance.

Master Class: How to Use Props to Achieve Extended Side Angle Pose

2 Iyengar Variations for an Effortless Extended Side Angle Pose

A strategically placed chair can help support, elongate, and rotate all the right places in Utthita Parsvakonasana.

tree pose with weights

Yoga + Weights: Strengthen Your Core in Tree Pose

Adding weights to your Tree Pose will not only challenge your balance but engage your core and tone your arms.

Carrie Owerko Iyengar jumps

Why We Jump Between Poses

Iyengar teacher Carrie Owerko gives us the 411 on the energizing benefits of jumping in our practice and how to do it with grace.

alison-west-plank-pose

3 Variations of Plank Pose to Strengthen Your Core

Accessing the lower abdomen offers a disgruntled lower back the support it needs to feel good again.