Urdhva Hastasana

Urdhva-Hastasana

Beneļ¬ts:

  1. Tones and stimulates the abdomen, pelvis, torso and back.
  2. Relieves arthritis.
  3. Reduces sciatic pain.
  4. Strengthens the knee joints.
  5. Stretches the hamstring muscles.
  6. Supports flat feet.

Primary Principles:

  1. Foundation: Extend your wrists, palms and fingers towards the ceiling. Tighten your kneecaps and lift your quadriceps towards the hips. Push your feet firmly into the floor.
  2. Primary Movement: Extend the arms overhead while firming the legs to support a long spine. Gently lift the eyes to look to the thumbs and place the palms of the hands together.
  3. Breath: Inhale and raise the arms overhead, looking to the thumbs. Exhale to release the arms down by your side.

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