Star Pose

Utthita Tadasana

What is Star Pose?

Star pose, or utthita tadasana, is also referred to as extended hands and feet pose. From a standing position, the feet and hands are spread wide while the torso stays upright.


  • From standing, exhale and step your feet wide.
  • Inhale and bring your arms to shoulder height, stretching your hands out to either side of the body.
  • Gaze forward and breathe while holding the pose.


  • No known cautions.

Benefits of Star Pose

  • Strengthens the arms and legs
  • Expands the lungs
  • Develops focus and concentration
  • Improves balance

Star Pose Details
Sanskrit Name: Utthita Tadasana
Pronunciation: oot-tee-tah TAHD-AH-sah-nah
Pose Level: Beginner
Drishti: Nasagre (Tip of the nose)
Pose Type: Chest Openers, Standing Poses

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