Begin in the plank position, as shown in the picture.
If you prefer to try the forearm variation, face down with your forearms and toes on the floor.
Your elbows are directly under your shoulders and your forearms are facing forward.
Your head is relaxed and you should be looking at the floor.
Engage but don’t flex your abdominal muscles and draw your navel toward your spine.
Keep your torso straight and rigid and your body in a straight line from your ears to your toes with no sagging or bending. Ensure your shoulders are down, not creeping up toward your ears.
Your heels should be over the balls of your feet.
Hold this position for 10 seconds.
Release to floor.
Build up to 30 seconds over the next couple weeks.
Emily Marshall, President and Licensed Cosmetologist
Northwest Dermacolor Center