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What is the procedure of Urdhva Hastasana?

What is the procedure of Urdhva Hastasana?

Taking a deep inhalation, raise the arms above your shoulders and head and bring the fingers to interlock and as you exhale go on to your toes high up. Inhale again and stretch the arms up and legs moving up with firm rooting of the toes on the ground and feel the stretch at the shoulders and neck.

What are the benefits of Urdhva Hastasana?

Benefits of Urdhva Hastasana

  • It strengthens the legs and gives an excellent stretch to the whole body.
  • It improves the posture of the body and keeps the spine straight.
  • It stimulates the digestive system and eases bowel movement.
  • It tones and massages the liver, kidneys, and pancreas.

How do you perform Hastasana?

Stand with your feet together. Press the soles of your feet down into the floor. Place your hands in namaste position. Keeping your palms together, raise your arms up toward the sky until your arms are straight.

When can we use Hastasana?

These two standing poses, Urdhva Hastasana and Urdhva Namaskarasana, are usually practiced as part of the Sun Salutation series (Surya Namaskar A and B). They both offer a full body stretch — and they’re something many of us naturally do after a deep sleep or sitting for long periods of time.

What are the benefits and contraindications of Urdhva Hastasana?

Urdhva Hastasana(Upward Salute Pose) Contraindications and Cautions: Avoid the raised arms in this pose with shoulder or neck injuries….Urdhva Hastasana (Upward Salute Pose) Benefits:

  • Stretches the belly.
  • Improves digestion.
  • Stretches the shoulders side of the trunk.
  • Helps relieve mild anxiety.

What is benefit of Hastasana?

Urdhva Hastasana Benefits: Clears up Congestion: The stretch of the spinal bone promotes proper growth and clears up congestion of the spinal nerves at the points at which they emerge from the spinal column. Improves Digestion: It stretches the abdominal muscles and hence tones these muscles improving digestion.

What are the contradictions of Hastasana?

Injury: Any kind of injury to the joints like: neck, shoulders, spine, hips or knees is a contraindication, hence best to avoid the practice of Pada Hastasana. Any injury to the muscles of the hips, back, legs, shoulders or neck, students should take precautions and practice safe.

Which is not a benefit of Hastasana?

You must avoid practicing this asana with your arms raised if you have had an injury in your neck or shoulders.

What are the contraindications of Hastasana?

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