Karuna Yoga Vidya Peetham Bangalore

Purvottanasana – Intense East Stretch

(Purva – east, Uttana- intense stretch)



  • Come to Dandasana posture, by palms on floor beside thighs.
  • Recline back, rest palms pointing towards head, straight to shoulders, press palms down lift lower back, hip, thighs, towards sky.
  • Knees straight, foot on ground.
  • Neck long, straight line with body.
  • Whole body perpendicular rot he ground.
  • Stay in this posture for 10 to 15 seconds, by normal deep inhalation and exhalation at your nostrils.
  • Exhale bend elbows, knees, drop legs, hip down and relax.



  • Strengthen wrist, arms, shoulder, neck, open chest improves breathing makes heart stronger.
  • Tones lower back, pelvic region, give suppleness to ankles and foot.
  • Good for arthritis and lower back peoples.



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