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Purvottanasana (The Inclined Plane) - Female

Sit on the floor with the legs stretched straight in front. Place the hands flat on the floor behind your back with fingers pointing backwards. Drop your head backwards gently. Make your hands a support for the upper part of the body. Now inhale and lift your hips as high as possible bringing the body in a straight line. Keep the feet flat for a firm grip on the floor. Breathe and hold the position for ten seconds. You can remain in the position gradually up to one minute. Lower the hips slowly to the ground and relax.

Purvottanasana is a counter pose to the body in the forward bend positions. The asana strengthens the shoulders, arms and hips.

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