Yoga Pose Primer: Upward Hands Pose (Urdvha Hastasana)

By
Charlotte Bell
How to practice Upward Hands Pose (Urdhva Hastasana) asana primer to stretch the side body

When you first leave the comfort of your bed each morning, what’s the first thing you want to do? Like other animals—think about your cat or dog—our instinct is to stretch out. While we sleep, our bodies immobile, the fascia that surrounds our muscles tightens. In order to wake up our muscles, we need to loosen this outer sheath. So we stretch.

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