Forearm Plank Pose (Sanskrit name: Makara Adho Mukha Svanasana), sometimes also called Dolphin Plank Pose, is a total body strengthening position. It takes the traditional plank position and drops it down onto the forearms. This can be very challenging for the shoulders and core to hold. It is important to keep breathing during such a challenge!
Forearm Plank is a great warm-up posture for other postures that require a lot of strength, such various arm balances and inversions. It can also be a good precursor to Dolphin Pose, which is like Downward Facing Dog, but on the forearms. Learning to use the forearms and shoulders for strength in this position greatly helps build a solid foundation for learning headstands and forearm balances.