Upward Salute or Urdhva Hastasana is a Yoga pose that stretches your heart towards the sky. Performing this pose is not only a good way to relax and stretch but it also offers some excellent health benefits.
- Good for Posture
Upward Salute is one of the best yoga poses for stretching the spine and rotating the shoulders backwards. It is a full body stretch from toes to fingers.
- Helps Sciatica
When performed under the watchful eye of a trained yoga teacher, this pose gives optimal stretching to nerves and tendons which can help ease nerve pain such as sciatica.
- Enhances Concentration
Holding yourself in the Upward Salute is a good way to enhance your concentration, focus on the now and draw your attention to the present. It helps to put your worries to one side.
- Helps Lower Back Pain
This pose helps to return your spine to a natural position which is beneficial to anyone who spends most of their day in a seated position. Seated positions often cause lower back pain and performing this pose helps to relieve this pain.
- Strengthens Lower Legs
Performing and holding this pose daily helps to strengthen toes, heels, calves and buttocks.