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
- Boosts confidence and helps treat depression
- Relieves arthritis
- Stretches the shoulders, arms, wrists, and fingers
- Helps to treat spinal disorders
- Tones and activates the torso, back, abdomen, and pelvis
- Strengthens the knee joints
- Reduces sciatic pain
- Corrects flat feet
Contraindications and Cautions
- Heart diseases
- Stress related headaches
- Low blood pressure
- Osteoarthritis of the knees
- 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.