We start by standing in mountain pose with arms by your side, standing straight, tall and strong. Then take a deep breath in, when you breath out, jump your arms and feet out wide, like your body is a star. Feet out wide to stretch your legs, stretch your arms away from each other, straight and strong. Stretch out your hands and twinkle your fingers. Take a few breaths here. Shine bright! 🌟
Then if you like you can take this to Falling Star Pose. Slide your right leg backwards and raise it a little bit upwards from the floor, shifting your body weight onto your left leg. Lean over towards your left leg, twinkling your fingers, stretching your left hand down towards your left leg, as you stretch slowly down to the foot. Take care to listen to your body and not stretch to quickly, our bodies open up more when we breathe lots! When you are ready, swap legs and twinkle to the other side. Then come back up and stretch back into Star Pose.
Star Pose is often paired with Rocket Pose in our classes. To move the body from Star, jump in the legs and bring arms together over your head, then back to stretch out in Star. Like doing jumping jacks! See how quickly your heart starts to beat as you switch from pose to pose.