Ūrdhva means upwards or lifted. Tādā means a mountain or upright or a palm tree.
- Stand in Tāḍāsana
- With inhalation raise the hands from the side of the body.
- Turn the palms upwards when they come parallel to the ground.
- With further inhalation raise the hands above the head level and adopt namaskāra mudra or Interlock the fingers and twist the hands, palms facing upwards.
- Simultaneously raise the heels with the hands as high as possible.
- Stay in the final posture for about 1 minute with normal breathing.
- Now with exhalation bring down the hands and heels simultaneously.
- Turn the palms downwards when they are parallel to the ground.
- Come to Tāḍāsana and relax.
- This āsana should not be performed by those who have complaints of a severe reeling sensation.
- synncronize breathing with movements of arms and legs.
- Helps inducing height in children.
- Good for the Knees, ankles and feet.
- Relieves stress from the spine and strengthens the spine.