Urdhva Baddhanguliyasana – Steps To Perform This Pose And Benefits
Urdhva Baddhanguliyasana or Upward bound hands asana allows you to strengthen your hands, arms, and wrists and provides your working with your arms down all day. The asana when performed re-establish the range of motion of collar blades and shoulder blades. People who work styling hairs, driving cabs, computers or surfing or any other activities causing tensions in the upper body would gain benefits from this Urdhva Baddhanguliyasana.
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Benefits of Doing Urdhva Baddhanguliyasana
1. The asana stretches the body and provides a strong massage to the spine, ankles, hands, upper and lower back and thighs.
2. The asana when practiced regularly, creates the gap between the vertebrae making the spine ready for more flexing and stretching.
3. Urdhva Baddhanguliyasana improves the blood circulation of the human body.
4. The asana gives control over muscular movement and activates the entire nervous system of the body.
5. This yoga pose when performed daily increases the capacity of lungs; moreover, it also tightens the abdomen and buttocks.
Steps To Perform Urdhva Baddhanguliyasana
1. Firstly, release your neck muscles and relax the arms while rotating it in clockwise and anticlockwise directions.
2. Inhale and raise your arms above your head, bringing the fingers interlocked.
3. Exhale and go on your toes high up.
4. Inhale again and stretch your arms high up as possible with toes on the ground feeling the stretch at neck and shoulders.
5. Try to balance your body on the toes and focus on a point.
6. Be in the pose for at least a minute.
7. Come back normal by stretching the arms backward bringing the arms down and feet on the surface.