Standing Back Arch – Urdhva Hastasana

Standing Back Arch Yoga Pose-Urdhva Hastasana (variation)

  • Begin in Mountain Pose.
  • Inhale, bring your arms up overhead, shoulder width apart, palms facing, fingers spread wide.
  • Exhale and gently curl your spine backwards, to create the standing back arch.
  • Tuck your tailbone under slightly and continue to maintain the strength and length created in mountain pose.
  • Imagine energy being pulled up from the ground through the arches in your feet, shooting up your entire body and out through your fingertips.
  • Take a breath and than on the next inhale slowly begin to straighten yourself back up to tall mountain.
  • Exhale and bring your hands together at your heart.

Sun Salutation A

Sun Salutations (Suryama Namaskar) are a great way to stretch your major muscles, develop concentration, and create energy by building heat within the body.

 

 

 

 

Tall Mountain – Urdhva Hastasana

Tall Mountain (Urdhva Hastasana)

  • Inhale and raise your arms above your head
  • Keep arms straight and shoulder width apart
  • Spread your fingers
  • Extend from your hips all the way up through your fingers to create length