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Five Pointed Star

Utthita Tadasana

oot-tee-tah TAHD-AH-sah-nah
Five Pointed Star
Pose categories
Primary body parts engaged
Secondary
Muscle Groups
Strengthens whole body, opens chest
Promotes proper breathing
Relieves stress and invigorates mind

How to perform five pointed star

  1. Stand with your feet together. Step your feet 3 to 4 feet apart with an exhale, pointing your toes diagonally outward. Point your tailbone toward the floor.
  2. Lift your arms up and out with an inhale, bringing them to shoulder height. Face your palms down and spread your fingers wide. Reach your fingertips away from you.
  3. Hold the pose and take slow, deep breaths.
  4. Release your arms with an exhale and step your feet together.
Alignment cues
  • Stretch fingertips away
  • Point tailbone toward floor
  • Soften shoulders
  • Press outer edges of feet into floor
  • Broaden across collarbones
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Five Pointed Star (Utthita Tadasana in Sanskrit) is a beginner yoga pose that belongs to the standing category. This asana targets chest and spine, and also involves abs, ankles and quadriceps muscles. Five pointed star promotes proper breathing; strengthens whole body, opens chest and also relieves stress and invigorates mind. Refer to the illustration and instructions above for how to perform this posture correctly. Discover more yoga asanas and yogic breathing exercises in our free yoga pose directory – a visual resource for yoga teacher training students as well as practitioners of all levels. Finally, shop our best-selling Yoga Cards products!

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