About Star Pose yoga (Utthita Tadasana)
Star Pose yoga or Utthita tadasana is referred to by its Sanskrit name, Utthita tadasana Utthita, meaning “extended”; Tada, meaning “mountain”; and asana, which means “posture” or “pose.”
Star pose is an active and effective yoga pose that remove closer and strengthen the chest, helps out for deep breathing. Star pose is a common transition pose and is commonly said as mountain pose. In star pose, the whole body is involved performed with both legs spread wide. The arms are also widely spread evenly to the sides of the shoulder, palms facing forward and fingers completely stretched. Star pose can be performed by people practicing yoga of all levels. it does not matter that the person is a beginner or professional. there are few common poses that are often done in sequence with star pose like the warrior.
How to do Star Pose Yoga
- Stand straight, step the feet wide apart, spread the arms at the side . the feet should be exactly under the wrist, both facing forward and parallel to each other.
- Keep your entire weight into the feet while applying a slight force, stretch up to the knee caps and tighten the thighs, stiff the tailbone and now you will feel the legs strong and solid, all rooted into the floor.
- Through your fingertips, try to touch the walls on the side. give relief to the shoulders down and back, calmly stretch your chest towards the front of the room.
- Inhale the fresh air and move the crown of the head up towards the ceiling now look straight ahead with the chin exactly parallel to the floor.
- Inhale the air while taking a deep breath into the belly and chest, now exhale while applying pressure on the feet, fingers, and crown, feeling your body expanding out in 5 directions.
- Continue breathing and hold for around 4-8 breaths.
- To release the pose, bend one knee and step back into the initial pose.
Benefits of Star Pose Yoga
Star Pose Yoga is a beneficial way to tone your body few benefits that one can derive from the practice of Five Pointed Star Pose. Though this a pose which can be performed by anyone, But perpetual execution can lead the growth of right kind of energy and focus one’s body.
- the star pose is the exact base of most of all standing pose.
- this pose gives Strength to the heels and the balls of the feet.
- make the shoulders stronger.
- gives Strength the sacrum (the lowest part of the backbone).
- provide a perfect alignment to the body.
- enhance the balancing power of the body.
- accurate the focus with awareness when we hold the pose for a longer count of time.
- removes the stiffness but opening up the chest using the rib cage muscles effectively.
- the best way out for improving the flexibility of joints.
- provides balance to both part of the body which eventually rectify the posture.
Star Pose Yoga Contraindications
Star pose suggestively an easy pose suitable for everyone thus it does not actually have many precautions to be kept in mind but if the pose is to be held for longer counts then the following should be kept in mind.
- Migraine: people suffering from migraine should not hold the pose for a longer period.
- Arthritis: the person suffering from severe arthritis of hips or the wrists should totally avoid performing this yoga asana.
- Injury: if the pose is not performed carefully it may cause Injury of the hip joint, the ankle, apparently the shoulders will cause more pain and stiffness when one holds the pose for longer, to avoid such scenario better avoid holding this pose for long.
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