Purvottanasana - Inclined PlanePurvottanasana - Inclined Plane by Sue Fuller

This posture will open the chest and shoulders, strengthen the arms whilst lengthening the torso and gently stretching the organs of digestion.

Begin sitting on your bottom with your legs extended.  Place your hands behind your hips with your fingertips facing forwards; make sure that you distribute your weight evenly through the hands.  When you feel ready push down into your hands and heels and lift your hips from the ground.  Point your toes towards the ground and look up making sure that you keep your neck in line with your spine.

Hold for ten or more complete breaths.  Work to open the chest and keep the hips elevated.

If your arms get tired return your hips to the ground and lift the chest whilst keeping your neck in line with your spine.

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