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Upward Salute

Urdhva Hastasana

Benefits

Stretches shoulders, arms, and chest; relieves mild anxiety.

Step 1

Begin in Mountain Pose.

Step 2

Sweep your arms out to the sides and up over your head. Stop when your arms are parallel to each other and your palms are facing each other.

Step 3

Hold this pose for a couple of breaths.

Step 4

Sweep your arms out to the side, as you lower your body into Ragdoll Pose.

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