Hasta Uttanasana (Raised Arms Pose)
Inhale and stretch up in a standing pose with your arms up and bend backwards
This is the same as posture number 2
Aum Ravaye Namah (Om Rah-vay-yay na-mah-hay):
Salutations to Ravi, the bestower of radiance.
You can use the Bija Mantra: "Om Hreem" as an alternate when practicing more rapidly.
Concentrate on Vishuddha - The 'Throat' Chakra.
Imagine that your body is very strong and flexible - like a tall tree swaying in the breeze.
Specific Health Benefits
Expands the abdominal viscera and promotes digestion.
Exercises the arm and shoulder muscles and tones the spine.
Expands the lungs and opens the Heart Chakra.
Surya Namaskara Sun Salutation12