Yoga posture of the week: Urdhva Hastasana or greeting up

Yoga posture of the week: Urdhva Hastasana or greeting up

The Urdhva Hastasana is the continuation of the Tadasana posture. These two postures are basic for beginners in yoga. If you are a beginner, choose to try these postures, and then gradually move to the next level of complexity.

The importance of this position lies in allowing the movement of the arms forward without altering the position that is already made, Tadasana.

This asana means Urdhva "high or upwards", Hasta "hands" and Asana "pose", that is to say the pose of the upward salute or raised arms. Basically this posture helps in the stretching and balance of the body. Its customary to do it at the beginning of each class to feel the energy that moves in us.

Doing yoga at home can be very beneficial because you practice it at the time that you can and in an environment that is friendly with you. Before practicing this exercise you need to know some yoga tips for beginners.


The benefits of this position can be several.

Stretch your body from the tip of your feet to your head

Improves the digestive and respiratory system

It allows the alignment of the column and decompresses the vertebrae.

Practicing it every day helps to have a better circulation of blood in the body

It helps to improve body posture when we stand for a long time.

Relieves anxiety and depression

Relieves arthritis

Reduces sciatic pain

This position has almost no contraindications, however its necessary to mention to be cautious.

People who have neck injuries

People who have recently had surgery of the arm or other compromised area

People suffering from hypertension and osteoarthritis of the knees

In case of having other medical problems, it would be advisable to consult with your doctor

This position can be learned by anyone from home, then we leave you a video where you specify step by step:

 You can repeat this activity 10 times a day to get better results.

Remember that yoga asanas serve to gain flexibility, have a deep relaxation and to lose weight.

You can also complement your yoga routine with essential oils of your choice (lavender, eucalyptus, mint, orange and Palo Santo essential oil). These you can put them in a diffuser to humidify the place and give it a characteristic aroma to activate your sense of smell and you can perform better posture.

 

Posted on 04/13/2018 by Lady Moreira Yoga classes, Yoga for beginners 0 3447

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