Benefits: Upward Salute stretches the shoulders and abdomen, while improving digestion.
Practice: Begin this pose by standing with your hands by your sides and your feet together. Turn your hands outward so that your palms face away from your body. As you inhale, sweep your arms out and up toward the ceiling.
Press your hands together, beginning with the palms of your hands, then your fingers. Extend your arms completely reaching through your fingertips, while slightly tipping your head back and gazing at your thumbs.
Inhale, then exhale, sweeping your arms out, returning them to your sides. Inhale. Exhale. Relax.