Inclined Plane – Poorvottanasana

Inclined Plane is a very good pose to strengthen the shoulders, arms, wrists and hips. It increases flexibility and develops balance and coordination.

How to come into the pose

  1. Sit with your legs straight in front of you.
  2. Keep your hands next to your hips, fingers facing backward.
  3. Pulling your shoulders to your ears, open your chest, lean back, and place your hands flat on the floor.
  4. As you breathe in, point your feet, push your hips upward, open your chest, and gently drop your head backward.
  5. Keep pushing your pelvis up toward the ceiling, feet into the floor, and allow your shoulders to roll back and your chest to expand.

Coming out of the pose

Breathing in, look at your feet as you bring your hips down. Then lie down on your stomach in Crocodile Pose.

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Regular practice in a steady and comfortable manner within a balanced yoga asana program

  • works as a counter-pose to seated forward bends and increases the effect of these poses by increasing the blood flow to the stomach, gallbladder, liver, spleen, and pancreas;
  • gives a gentle backbend to your entire spine, especially in the thoracic spine (chest-opener);
  • tones arms, shoulders, and wrists; and
  • increases core strength.