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Upward Plank Pose

Purvottanasana

Benefits

Stretches arms and legs, strengthens shoulders and chest, improves core strength.

Step 1

Begin by sitting on your mat, with your legs stretched in front of you.

Step 2

Place your hands on your mat behind you, with your fingers pointed towards your body.

Step 3

Bend your knees, so your feet are flat on your mat, and press into Reverse Table Pose.

Step 4

Straighten your legs out, one at a time.

Step 5

Lift your hips up to the ceiling, and allow your head to relax back.

Step 6

Hold this pose for a couple of breaths, then release your body to sitting on your mat.

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