The upward salute or urdhva hastasana is one of the vital poses of surya namaskar or sun salutation. It is a standing pose that wonderfully stretches the sides of your body the shoulders torso and your belly. It properly aligns the spinal column and aids in improving your posture. When practised regularly this asana can aid in improving digestion and decreasing fatigue. It can create a space in the lungs and chest which can help deal with asthma and congestion. This simple pose can help you feel rejuvenated by relieving your stress. Here is another yoga asana to relieve stress.