How to enter into Urdhva Hastasana or Upward Salute
Part of practice yoga is grounded yourself. We all have a bunch of energies that we absorb from the earth, people, our environment and from within. Being grounded allows you balance out that energy.
A simple practice can start with some foundation poses. There are many other grounding postures here is one of them.
This pose helps Stretches:
Start in Mountain Pose as shown above.
Inhale and raise your arms upwards above your head joining the palms in Prayer hands (Anjali Mudra) , while lifting the head up to gaze upwards in Urdhva Hastasana or Upward Salute.
Stay here for about 3 breaths stretching the torso upwards to open the lower back, abdomen, neck, chest, shoulders and arm muscles.