Urdhava Hastasana (Raised Arm pose)

Urdhava Hastasana (Raised Arm Pose)

Salutation: Aum Arkaya Namah (I bow to him who need to be worshipped)

Description: Exhale and slowly stretch 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.

Author: Sumana Rao | Posted on: January 14, 2016

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