Tadasana Urdhva BaddhangulIyasana (Mountain pose with fingers interlocked) – 8 Benefits

What is Tadasana Urdhva BaddhangulIyasana (Mountain pose with fingers interlocked)

  • This is a variation of Tadasana, the “mountain pose.”
  • Urdhva means “upward” in Sanskrit, baddha indicates “caught” or “bound,” while anguli translates as “fingers.”
  • In this pose, the brain is relaxed but alert, and you are aware of the intense stretch of your whole body, from your feet to your interlocked fingers.
  • Feel the energy flow upward from your feet to your knuckles.

Benefits of Tadasana Urdhva BaddhangulIyasana

  1. Boosts confidence and helps treat depression
  2. Relieves arthritis
  3. Stretches the shoulders, arms, wrists, and fingers
  4. Helps to treat spinal disorders
  5. Tones and activates the torso, back, abdomen, and pelvis
  6. Strengthens the knee joints
  7. Reduces sciatic pain
  8. Corrects flat feet

Contraindications and Cautions

  • Heart diseases
  • Stress related headaches
  • Migraines
  • Low blood pressure
  • Insomnia
  • Osteoarthritis of the knees
  • Bulimia
  • Diarrhea
  • Leukorrhea
  • In case you have high blood pressure, do not hold the pose for more than 15 seconds.
  • if you have had polio, are knock-kneed, or have a problem with your balance, keep your feet 8 in (20 cm) apart.
  • if you are prone to backaches, have a slipped disk, or a prolapsed uterus, keep the tips of the big toes together and keep your heels apart.


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