This pose is a full-body practice that tones your core, arms, and legs. Energetically, this shape offers grounding, strengthening, and an opportunity for deep focus. It’s the perfect way to prepare the body for a full day of practicing dentistry. After all, it’s our core that holds us in the shapes we need to take in order to perform our work.
How to Do a Forearm Plank
- Assume a push-up position but bend your arms at your elbows so your weight rests on your forearms. Press your palms into the mat to strengthen your wrists.
- Tighten your abs, clench your glutes and keep your body straight (as best as you can with your dental hump) from head to heels.
- Elongate your spine out through the crown of your head. Keep your neck towards straight.
- Hold for 3-5 breaths and repeat (or if you’re feeling adventurous, hold for 30-60 seconds.)
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