Stretches the front of the shoulders, the chest and the front of the ankles.
Strengthens the arms, core, legs and back.
Excellent counterpose for Chaturanga Dandasana.
Watch out for
Be mindful of your neck – if there are any injuries or existing weaknesses in your neck, keep your chin to your chest.
Keep your wrists directly under your shoulders in this pose.
Try moving dynamically between Purvottanasana and Dandasana a few times – creating a swinging action. Keep pressing through the hands so your hips remain off the floor in Dandasana. You can also place your hands on blocks for this variation.