Upward Salute Pose (Urdhva Hastasana)

A series of illustrated yoga poses with men performing the Upward Salute Pose

Upward Salute or Raised Hands Pose, is a basic standing pose that stretches the shoulders and belly. Upward Salute is also known to help with digestion and relieve back aches and anxiety. This therapeutic posture may be simple, but is a foundational posture with many benefits.

Drawings of people performing the Upward Salute Pose represented in outline silhouettes

To do Upward Salute, stand on the top of the mat, grounding through the four corners of the feet. Tuck the tailbone and raise the arms over head while the shoulders melt down the back. Upward Salute Pose is about alignment and a preparatory posture to the popular Tree Pose.


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Sanskrit Name:
Urdhva Hastasana

Drawings include:
Upward Salute Pose elevations (men & women), outline silhouettes

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