Upward Salute, Variation

Upward Salute, Variation

Sanskrit Name: Urdhva Hastasana

Good for: Fatigue, Asthma, Indigestion & Back ache

Benefits

  •     Stretches the sides of the body, spine, shoulders, armpits, and belly
  •     Tones the thighs
  •     Improves digestion
  •     Helps to relieve anxiety and fatigue
  •     Helps create space in the chest and lungs, which aids healing of asthma and congestion
  •     Properly aligns the spinal column
  •     Helps protect the spinal muscles and nerves during other movements
  •     Improves posture by creating space between the vertebrae
  •     Helps to prepare the spine for deeper stretches and twists

Guidelines

  •     As you inhale, sweep your arms out to the side and then up overhead, turning your arms so your palms face each other, fingertips reaching toward the ceiling
  •     Straighten your arms completely, but do not lock the elbow joints
  •     If your shoulders are tight, keep your arms as wide as your shoulders
  •     If you can keep your arms straight without drawing your shoulders up, press your palms together
  •     To learn how to straighten your raised arms without stressing your shoulders, loop and secure a Yoga strap around your upper arms, just above the elbows
  •     Only press your palms together while your arms are overhead if you can keep your arms straight without drawing your shoulders up or letting your ribs poke forward
  •     Maintain the alignment of Tadasana which include ears, shoulders, hips, and ankles in one line.

Good to know

  •     Maintain the alignment of Tadasana throughout the pose
  •     Keep your shoulders over your hips, and your hips in line with your ankles
  •     It is more significant to keep the alignment of your spine and ribs than to reach your arms very high
  •     Only press your palms together while your arms are overhead if you can keep your arms straight without drawing your shoulders up or letting your ribs poke forward
  •     If it’s difficult to straighten your arms when they’re overhead, bring your arms farther apart shoulder-distance or wider

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