#PlankTip: Detox with a Seated Spinal Twist

QOZU0WOHg6ws7NkltvVwR-xVkl4-r6wc57FgnqJ2j4gOverdid it on the ‪Halloween‬ candy this year? ‪‎Detox‬ with a Seated Spinal Twist!

#‎PlankTip‬: Make sure you are grounded through both of your sit bones before your start. Inhale to lengthen and lift through your heart center, exhale to deepen your twist and drive down through your tailbone. Bigger, more expansive breaths will help you to detox and purge toxins from the body (including all that candy).

#PlankTip for Camel Pose: A Healing Heart Opener

Bex Camel

For Breast Cancer Warriors: A Healing Heart-Opener

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month so we only deemed it fitting to feature the most healing heart opening posture out there – Camel Pose.

Ustrasana works subtly, but brilliantly, to stretch nearly all the major muscles of our bodies and improve conditions of the digestive, respiratory, endocrine, lymphatic, skeletal, and circulatory systems, hence why it’s a great pose for those battling Breast Cancer or any other type of ailment.

#PlankTip: To ensure optimal alignment, establish solid and secure foundations first by trying to direct as much of the shin bone to the mat as possible and checking the foot alignment. Be they flat to the mat or with toes curled under, ensure the inside of the foot is working as much as the outside. Keep hips stacked over the knees, drive the sitting bone towards the heels, and find a lift in the heart by pressing the shoulder blades to the back of the ribs. Do not collapse into the lower spine. Feel this heart opener expand the lungs equally from all sides to help expel maximum toxins.

PS – Thanks to Bex Borucki of www.bexlife.com for this beautiful photo of her practicing camel on her Plank Yoga Mat.

Meet Beth Greene: Plank’s New Director of Sales!

Beth GreeneGreetings Plankers,

I’m new to Plank and a long time fitness and health enthusiast. My background is in sales and relationship building and I am coming to Plank to help grow the business. I am excited about joining a team that is grounded in its mission and products. Plank Yoga Mats have been developed with the intention of moving a yoga student forward in their practice. Their low-tech mechanism asks the user to create their best work on the mat and it guides them to correct themselves along the way. The Plank Yoga Mat has created a solid foundation in my own yoga practice and I am a re-invigorated yoga student that finally feels confident to practice outside of a studio. Grounded feet and hands will lead to all sorts of miracles! (in this photo I am totally out of balance- wish I had my Plank Yoga Mat with me.)

At Plank, we’re currently looking for studios and teachers who care about cultivating a profound, grounded practice for their community.

We want those who are curious to learn how Plank’s instant power, stability training tools, and workshops can deepen and expand their businesses and their students’ practices.

If this sounds intriguing to you, please email me at bgreene@plankdesigns.com.