2 Pain Problems, 1 Solution

As a nation, we’ve got a serious pain problem: According to the National Institutes of Health, one in four Americans—that’s more than 76 million people—deals with chronic pain, while millions of others suffer from acute symptoms. Pain affects more people than diabetes, cancer, and heart disease combined, and it’s the leading cause of disability. That’s extremely disheartening, especially because I believe there’s a simple solution. A Yoga RX for Pain Yoga is about much more...
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Meet Our Newest Brand Ambassador Phyl London

At Plank, we take pride in partnering with fitness professionals, instructors, and fellow yogis who are not only passionate about their practice, but our products as well. This month, we're pleased to introduce you to our newest ambassador, Phyl London.  Phyl is a Boston based, Master Trainer, Fitness Specialist, and Group Exercise Instructor. She holds a BS in Exercise Science from the University of Massachusetts and an MA in Education from the University of Connecticut....
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Yoga: The Plank Perspective

At Plank, we define yoga differently than many. After all, we practice yoga differently . While your yoga journey is yours and yours alone, we want to share with you where we’ve arrived after decades of study. Of course, our education and path continue. Here’s the (current) yoga gospel according to Plank To Plank, yoga is not: only a relaxation and meditation technique, or only a way to stretch and unwind. Yoga is: a powerful...
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Happy Spring Equinox!

Today is the start of Spring and according to many sources the total solar eclipse of the super moon is said to be a catalyst for great change. Whether you believe this or not, you don’t have to wait for the stars and moon to align to initiate your own changes, be they physical, intellectual or spiritual, but it’s a fab excuse. What I love about a yoga practice is not only the physical body awareness lessons...
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FREE 30 minute Advanced Foundations Study Module at Kundalini Yoga Boston!

Join Doreen Hing, founder of Plank, luxury accessories for yoga and beyond on February 12th and 26th at 9:30am for a FREE 30 minute Advanced Foundations Study Module at Kundalini Yoga Boston! Your contribution will provide insightful feedback to help us formulate an outline for a series of impactful workshops. The goal of the collaboration is to enhance the Kundalini #Yoga Kriyas for body awareness and activation with Plank’s Advanced Foundation System of uncommon grounding tools and observations. If you’re...
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For Next Level Breath Awareness in your Flat Back Yoga Pose, try this #PlankTip!

1) Do your best Flat Back. Take 3-5 breaths. Notice the quality and size of your breath. 2) Push your thigh bones back. Take 3-5 breaths and notice the size and quality of your breath again. For me it's fuller. 3) Now what grounded body part can enhance the pushing back of the thighs? For me it's my heels, particularly my inside heel. So with 4 corner technology, connect them and breath 3-5 times. Notice...
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Get Grounded Workshop coming to Yoga Joy!

Get Grounded Workshop coming to Yoga Joy!We are excited to announce the first of Plank's #GetGrounded: Deepen Your Yoga Foundations Workshops, which will be held at Yoga Joy Studio in Gloucester, MA on Thursday, January, 15th from 5-6pm.In this workshop, Doreen Hing, creator of Plank® Yoga Mats, will guide you to develop an investigative curiosity into the depth of grounding to enhance stability, lifts, power and more within your yoga practice.Let’s get more curious about...
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#PlankTip For Hip Bone Leveling

#PlankTip For Hip Bone Leveling: Deeply connect through each corner of the foot. Notice how your femur bone rotates deeper into the hip bone with each corner foot placement. Try it out, then comment below and let us know if this #PlankTip made a difference in YOUR yoga practice!
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#PlankTip: Detox with a Seated Spinal Twist

Overdid 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).
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