Video:Upward Facing Plank Posewith Joelle Hann
Upward facing plank pose, or Purvottanasana is an intense stretch that works the upper body. Learn how to do upward facing plank pose.See Transcript
Transcript:Upward Facing Plank PosePurvottanasana
Upward Facing Plank PoseBegin seated with the legs extended out in front of you. Plant your hands behind you, as in Table Top pose, externally rotate your upper arms so that your shoulder blades come on to your back and your chest puffs up. Take a big breath in and lift the thighs up off the floor until the soles of the feet come to the floor. Don’t let the head drop back behind you. Rather extend the top of the head back, letting the shoulder blades support it. Be sure to press vigorously into your arms and hands to keep lifting the chest and the hips.
About Upward Facing Plank PoseIf this pose is too much for you, do Table Top instead. This is an invigorating post that works the arms and shoulders and gives the front body an intense stretch.
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