Upward Salute Pose: Raise Your Hands to Elevate Your Health!

By HealthSignz | Published: October 29th, 2017

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Upward Salute Pose – an easy-to-perform pose for beginners with many health benefits!


Urdhva Hastasana derives its name from Sanskrit where ‘Urdhva’ means raised or upward, ‘Hasta’ means hand, and ‘Asana’ means seat or pose. Even though it is a simple stretch, it should be performed by maintaining the correct alignment to rejuvenate and energize the body.


Body Parts at Work

The Upward Salute Pose in its full expression puts the shoulders, armpits, legs, and abdomen at work


Psychological Benefits

Calms the brain and relieves anxiety and mild depression



  • Massages the abdominal organs and relieves indigestion
  • Improves posture
  • Increases lung capacity
  • Improves blood circulation
  • Therapeutic for asthma, fatigue, sciatica, and headache


To reap the ultimate benefits from this pose, always practice under the guidance of a certified Yoga Practitioner. However, avoid if you have a shoulder or neck injury.

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