The literal meaning of Poorvottanasana is ‘to stretch towards the east.’ However, this has nothing to do with stretching in the east direction. This asana specifically refers to the flow of pranic subtle energies in the ‘eastern’ frontal side. It is also called Upward Plank Pose. Practising Poorvottanasana can be invigorating and uplifting for your mind and body when practised correctly.
• Sit with the legs stretched out straight in front of you, keeping the feet together and the spine erect.
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