Star Pose

November 25, 2013 by Luana Mercy

Focus: Nose

Cautions: High blood pressure

Benefits:
Strengthens the ankles and legs
Strengthens the shoulder muscles and gluteus medius
Improves balance and posture

Instruction:

  • Standing in Mountain pose, inhale and reach your arms above your shoulders, keeping your arms straight throughout the movement.
  • Raise one leg out to the side.
  • To maintain your balance, lean over to the side opposite your free leg and lift the free leg as high as possible.
  • Focus on maintaining your balance.

Beginners: Pose can be done with hands in namaste to allow focus on your hips and legs

Advanced: Repeatedly life the free leg or add an ankle weight to the free leg.

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