#10 Urdhva Hastasana Variation – Upward Salute

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Steps:

1. Standing in Tadasana, turn your palms away from your body so your thumbs point backward.  Inhaling, sweep your arms out to the sides and up toward the ceiling.

2. If your shoulders are tight, stop when your arms are parallel to your body.  The next step is to put your hands together, base of palms first and lastly the fingers.  Make sure that your shoulders and shoulder blades remain lowered down your back.

3. Reach through your pinkies so your thumbs reach slightly down toward the crown of your head. Without compressing your neck, tip your head backward and look at your thumbs.

4. Your lower ribs should not protrude. Lift your ribcage away from your belly and press your tailbone toward the floor stretching your belly.

Benefits:

Helps with Fatigue, Asthma, Indigestion, Back ache

Improves digestion

Stretches belly, shoulders and armpits.

It’s great for weight loss!!!

Helps to relieve mild anxiety and depression

Cautions:

– Avoid raised arms if you have shoulder or neck injuries.

Hope you enjoyed!

See you tomorrow!!

Namaste

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