Deeping the challenge on the Powerhouse and shoulder girdle, we take a lift off the mat in this high plank position. Connecting the shoulder blades towards the hips and pulling those abdominal in deep engagement work in synergy to stabilize the torso,
Repetitions: 3-5 sets
From Swimming, place hands underneath the shoulders.
Place hands under the shoulders
Straighten arm in lift in a high plank/push up position
Legs are together in parallel
Lift right leg to hip height, press left heel back and forward twice
Lower knees to press back into an active rest pose.
The stabilizing "Lift" is all about the Powerhouse. Thighs "Hug & Wrap" into the midline. This will assist the torso. For wrist issues, think of the palm of the hands like a suction cup. Press firmly into the fingertips. The hands are there as a connection to the floor but the energy is not in the hands rather in the Powerhouse "Lifting" the body up. Another option is to lower onto the forearms. Visualize your lower spine lengthening in opposition, reaching tailbone to the heals. Connect the front of the rib cage towards the back, a/k/a "knitting the ribs". This will help keep the lower back straining. If need be, lower to the knees and hold the position until the Powerhouse gets stronger.