Is standing and raising hands an usual posture for praying? I wonder which is the right posture for praying.
Shulchan Aruch writes that ideally one should place his hands on his heart, with the left hand underneath the right hand. However the Aruch HaShulchan says that it depends on the individual - you may find it easier to pray with your hands elsewhere. Each individual can determine what hand position helps him pray better.