Purvottanasana (Intense Stretch of front of body)

Purvottanasana

Purvottanasana (Pūrvottānāsana) = Intense-Stretch-of-front-of-body

Dṛṣṭi: bhrūmadhye = in the middle of the eye brows

Start in a sitting position with the legs out in straight and the feet together.

Place the hands behind you at about a hand distance away, with the fingers pointing towards your body.

On your inhale, push with your hands and lift your chest and hips up as high as you can.

Stretch though your whole body down to your toes, without any straining.

Hold here for three to five breaths.

Exhale as you release the posture.