Urdhava Hastasana

Urdhava Hastasana (Raised Arm pose)

Salutation: Aum Ravaye namah (I bow to him who brings changes to all beings)

Description: Exhale and release arms from Namaskarasana and inhale and stretch or extend the arms straight forward and above the head. The upper arms should be in line with ears, palms facing each other. Extend the wrists and fingers. Look up and check that the palms are facing each other and exactly parallel and then look straight ahead and slightly bend back.

Benefits: Strengthening arms, stretching whole body including palm and finger tips. Blood flows down from top to bottom and body becomes more active and meditation mood continues. Promotes balance.

Expands the abdominal viscera and promotes digestion. Exercises the arm and shoulder muscles and tones the spine. Expands the lungs and opens the Heart Chakra.

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