TADASANA WITH URDHVA MUKHA SVANASANA ARMS
Mountain Pose with Upward-Facing Dog Pose Arms Hold your Tadasana shoulders and wrist extension as you release your forearms to your sides. Your arms should form a straight line that is perpendicular to the floor. Continue to draw the heads of your upper arms backward. This is your Up Dog arm position; you are still maintaining Tadasana shoulders. In other words, Tadasana shoulders are also Up Dog and Chaturanga shoulders. Preserving the integrity of this alignment is key to maintaining healthy shoulders in a vinyasa practice.