Pose Name: Basic plank pose Indian Name: Dandasana Benefits: • Tones all the core muscles, including the abdomen, chest, and lower back • Strengthens the arms, wrist, and shoulders • Prepares the body for more challenging arm yoga poses • Strengthens spine muscles, lengthens it • Improves posture Precautions: •Plank pose should not be practiced if one is suffering from injury in the arms or wrists, legs, including the upper leg at the thighs •Anyone suffering from low or high blood pressure should avoid this pose as a lot of pressure is felt at the chest while balancing in the pose