Purvottanasana (Upward Plank) – Overview

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  • Purvottanasana (Upward Plank)
  • Reverse Table Top

Sanskrit & Naming

  • Purvottanasana


“purva” = east side (front of body)

“uttana” = intense

Intense Eastward Facing Stretch

Also known as: Upward Plank and Front of Body Stretch

Heart of Pose

  • Strengthening / Stabilizing
  • Front Body Stretch


  • Neutralizes forward bends, opening front of body.
  • Prepare by lengthening hip flexors in modified Low Lunge, lifting back foot.

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