Yoga Pose: Table, Table Top (Pūrvottānāsana)

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  • Table

  • Pūrvottānāsana

  • pūrva = front
  • uttānā = stretch
  • āsana = posture
  • Alt. Name:
    Table Top
  • Category:
    Arm and Leg Support / Backbend
  • Difficulty:
    Beginner
  • Description:

    From Staff (Daṇḍāsana) place the hands on the floor about one foot behind the hips with the fingertips pointed forward towards hips. Keep knees bent and feet close to hips while pressing through the hands and feet to lift the hips creating an inverted U with the body into Table. Relax the head back and gaze at the tip of your nose.

  • Benefits:

    Strengthens the arms, the wrists, and the legs. Stretches the shoulders, the chest, and the front ankles.