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Purvottanasana - The Inclined Plane

Purvottanasana - The Inclined Plane

This asana strengthens the triceps, wrists, back, and legs. It also stretches the muscles of your shoulders, chest, and front ankles.

How to do Purvottanasana?

  • Sit erect. Stretch your legs out in front of you.
  • Stretch your arms backward to place your palms behind you. Point your fingers backwards.
  • Arch and slowly drop your head backwards.
  • Allow your arms to support your upper body.
  • Inhale. Raise your hips off the floor till your body forms a straight plank. 
  • Make sure that your feet are placed flat against the floor and have a firm grip.
  • Breathe evenly. Maintain the posture for 10 seconds. Increase this time as you practise.
  • Gradually lower your hips to the floor and relax.