KIRAN ATMA: TADASANA URDHVA HASTASANA
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Yoga Asanas For Stress Relief - Tadasana Urdhva Hastasana - Mountain Pose With Stretched Arms




    With the arms stretched skyward, this is a variant of the mountain stance. 


    • In Sanskrit, urdhva means "upward," while hasta means "hands." 
    • This is suggested for individuals who work in sedentary jobs since it works the arms, shoulders, wrists, knuckles, and fingers. 




    BENEFITS


    • Helps to treat depression and boosts self-confidence

    • Tones and stimulates the abdomen,pelvis, torso, and back

    • Relieves arthritis

    • Reduces sciatic pain

    • Strengthens the knee joints

    • Stretches the hamstring muscles

    • Corrects flat feet 



    PRECAUTIONS


    • If you experience stress-related headaches, a migraine, eye strain, low blood pressure, osteoarthritis of the knees, bulimia, diarrhoea, sleeplessness, or leukorrhoea, do not practice this asana. 
    • Hold the position for no more than 15 seconds if you have high blood pressure. 
    • Keep your feet apart if you have a slipped disc. 
    • Keep your toes together and your heels apart if you have a prolapsed uterus. 



    PROPS - A WALL 


    A wall will assist you with properly aligning your body, making pose changes simpler, and providing stability to the final posture. 



    INSTRUCTIONS


    1 Stand in Tadasana on an even, exposed surface in your bare feet.

    • Exhale and raise your arms to shoulder level in front of you, extending from your waist. 
    • Keep your hands facing each other and open. 

    2 Raise your arms perpendicular to the floor over your head.

    • Extend your fingers and arms.
    • Your shoulder blades should be pressed against your body. 

    3 Stretch your arms further up from your shoulders, parallel to one other.

    • Wrists, palms, and fingers should be extended towards the ceiling.
    • You should feel a stretch on both sides of your body. 

    4 Pull your lower abdomen in tight. 

    • Turn your wrists so that the palms of your hands face front.
    • For 20–30 seconds, hold the position. Breathe slowly and evenly.


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