#PlankTip for Camel Pose: A Healing Heart Opener

  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...
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Meet Beth Greene: Plank's New Director of Sales!

Greetings 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...
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#PlankTip: Find Foundation with Skill

#PlankTip: Find Foundation with Skill It's easy to slack off sometimes in our #yoga practice, especially after a care free summer. At Plank, we believe that if you work the mind and body harder up front, you'll create more ease and stability in your practice. Our yoga mats provide you with instant feedback and tell you where you're slacking so that you can firm your foundations with skill and feel more confident in any class you attend....
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SUP, Yo(ga)!

  Have you tried the hottest new workout in town? Take your practice off the mat and cool down with some ‪#‎SUP‬ (Stand Up Paddleboard) ‪#‎YOGA‬ this August! According to Boston.com, "SUP Yoga adds a new, exciting twist to an age-old practice." In this physical and mental style of yoga, "you are constantly engaging your core, along with smaller subsets of muscles throughout your body" in order to stabilize yourself. So you can still practice your Ridiculous Body Awareness™...
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#PlankTip: Find your "Work Station Pose"

#‎PlankTip‬: Find your "Work Station Pose" (Noah Mazé Yoga) Sit up tall through your spine, roll shoulders down and back and pull the lower ribs towards the back body. Ensure the feet are well grounded with at least a 90 degree or more opening at the knee and hip joints. Aim to find a horizontal line through the forearms. If you catch yourself in bad sitting form, just readjust and start afresh. With one new...
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#PlankTip: Sitting with Skill for Cancer Patients

At Plank, we're all about SWS (Sitting with Skill) this month. If you're battling cancer or know someone who is, our SWS principles can also be highly beneficial. #PlankTip: When you practice better alignment when sitting you will align your pipes, helping to remove toxins after chemo. If you have to lie down, consider taking an online #breathing and/or #meditation class to help you learn how to breathe fully, relax your mind and lighten your spirits.
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#PlankTip: Learn how to sit with skill

#PlankTip: Learn how to sit with skill It's true, most of us spend the day at our desks, slumped over our keyboards or texting/playing on our smartphones. And you wonder why we have back/shoulder/neck pain? Here are a few #PlankTips that will have you sitting with skill (and ease) in no time at all. 1) Find Your "Work Station Pose" In his blog post, Yoga Instructor Noah Maze notes that: "if you are someone who...
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#PlankTip: Take your Yoga off the mat this summer!

Take your yoga practice off the mat this Summer and try something new! It's a great way to bond with friends and enjoy the warm summer temps and sunshine. Here are our Top 4 Outdoor Yoga Practices of 2014: 1) Slackline yoga (or slackasana) has been described as "distilling the art of yogic concentration." To balance on a 1" piece of webbing lightly tensioned between two trees is not easy, and doing yoga poses on...
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#PlankTip of the Week

#PlankTip ~ To create a safer and broader range of motion for your shoulders, it works for the hands to connect ridiculously more to the mat than you think. At Plank, we won't hold you up, unless you work harder to construct more solid poses. Sloppy hands = Sloppy Arms = Sloppy Poses. For more insightful Plank Tips, make sure to follow us on Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/wellheeledguru/ and Twitter: @PlankYogaMats. Want your own Plank Yoga Mat? Visit...
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