Lotus Petal Yoga

PURVOTTANASANA (SUPINE PLANK)


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Purva = East sided; Uttana = Intense; Asana = Posture

Starting from a seated position, hands on the floor, fingertips pointed towards feet. Soles of the feet are pressed into the floor and hips are lifted into the air. One line of energy is created from the feet through the torso. Arms are parallel to each other and straight. Chin is tucked slightly to the chest. Shoulders are drawn down away from the ears. Pubic bone is drawn towards the navel to lengthen the low back and strengthen the abdomen.

Benefits of the posture:

  • stabilizes the pelvis and strengthens the buttocks, back and legs
  • increases overall body strength
  • massages central portion of the abdominal cavity and diaphragm
  • massages thyroid and thymus
 

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