Upward Plank Pose: Try this Intense Stretch for a Healthy Body and Happy Soul! Have your tried Purvottanasana?
By| Published: October 27th, 2017
Rise and shine like a sun the Yoga way, and give way to budding potential and new beginnings for a healthy and happy mind, body, and soul!
Purvottanasana derives its name from Sanskrit where ‘Purva’ means east, ‘Ut’ means intense, ‘Tan’ means stretch, and ‘Asana’ means seat or pose. This pose gives an intense stretch to body parts and signifies budding potential and new beginnings.
Body Parts at Work
The Upward Plank Pose puts the arms, wrists, legs, shoulders, chest, and front ankles at work.
Calms the brain and relieves depression.
- Builds core strength and improves balance
- Improves respiratory ailments
- Therapeutic for thyroid disorders by stimulating the thyroid gland
- Massages abdominal organs and enhances its functioning.
To reap the ultimate benefits from this pose, always practice under the guidance of a certified Yoga Practitioner. However, avoid if you are suffering from a wrist or neck injury.