Tadasana Urdhva Hastasana (Mountain pose with arms stretched up) – 7 Benefits

What is Tadasana Urdhva Hastasana (Mountain pose with arms stretched up)

  • This is a variation of the mountain pose, with the arms extended upward.
  • Urdhva translates as “upward” in Sanskrit, while hasta means “hands.”
  • This is recommended for people in sedentary occupations, since it exercises the arms, and the joints of the shoulders, wrists, knuckles, and fingers.

Benefits of Tadasana Urdhva Hastasana

  1. Helps treat depression, and boosts self-confidence
  2. Tones and stimulates the abdomen, pelvis, torso, and back
  3. Relieves arthritis
  4. Reduces sciatic pain
  5. Strengthens the knee joints
  6. Stretches the hamstring muscles
  7. Corrects flat feet

Contraindications and Cautions

  • Stress-related headaches
  • Migraines
  • Eye strain
  • Low blood pressure
  • Osteoarthritis of the knees
  • Bulimia
  • Diarrhea
  • Insomnia
  • Leukorrhea
  • If you have high blood pressure, do not hold the pose for more than 15 seconds.
  • If you have a slipped disc, keep the feet apart.
  • If you have a prolapsed uterus, keep the tips of the toes together and heels apart.
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