Shilpa Shetty swears by these yoga poses for focus and flexibility

Shilpa Shetty recently shared a video where she can be seen performing yoga poses for improving balance, posture, and flexibility.
Shilpa Shetty
Enhance your balance and flexibility with these yoga poses. Image courtesy: Instagram/ Shilpa Shetty Kundra
Aayushi Gupta Published: 17 Jan 2022, 15:31 pm IST
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There are many Bollywood celebrities who often take to their social media handles to post pictures and videos from their workout routine. Shilpa Shetty Kundra shares some of the most-awaited posts, and her latest yoga video is grabbing attention for all the right reasons.

Shilpa has been practicing yoga for many years and has credited it for her healthy skin and body, on many public platforms. Her recent video is bound to motivate you to follow your fitness routine, especially during this time when no one really wants to get out of bed! Also, the Covid-19 spike has ensured we are back to our work-from-home schedules, which leave us with hardly any time for workout.

But here’s what Shilpa has to say! “Nothing better than starting the day with yoga. It prepares the mind, body, and soul for a fantastic day ahead. So, I opted to start my day with the Vrikshasana followed by the Virabhadrasana III pose, going into Natrajasana.”

Explaining the benefits, she adds, “It strengthens the ankle joints, hips, and legs. It also improves balance, posture and flexibility, concentration and focus, and mind-body coordination. Inhaling fresh oxygen is a fantastic bonus. Happy Monday!”

Check out her post here:

Here are the yoga poses performed by Shilpa

1. Vrikshasana (Tree pose)

Vrikshasana or tree pose helps you rejuvenate and engages your legs, back, and arms. It is an important pose for reducing stress levels, both in your body and mind. In addition, you’ll feel an uptick in your focus and concentration levels.

Follow these steps to perform the pose:

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Step 1: Stand straight on both your feet.
Step 2: Now, balance on your left leg, and fold the right leg, placing its sole on the inner thigh of your left leg. Ensure to point your toes downwards.
Step 3: Fix your gaze and slowly extend your arms upwards in a namaskar position. Ensure that your spine is straight, and keep taking in long deep breaths.
Step 4: With slow exhalation, gently bring down your hands, and release the right leg.
Step 5: Continue standing straight, and while maintaining the straight posture, repeat this pose. This time with the left leg going up to the right thigh.

2. Virabhadrasana III pose (Warrior III Pose)

For the second movement, Shilpa performed the Virabhadrasana III pose. It is an excellent pose for anyone looking to develop strength and open the hips. It is also a great post to work on stability.

Follow these steps to perform the pose:

Step 1: To begin this asana, stand straight.
Step 2: Keep your back straight. Now as you stretch your arms up, join your palms in pranam.
Step 3: Exhale and bend your upper body forward until it is parallel to the floor.
Step 4: Keep your arms beside your ears.
Step 5: Slowly, lift your right leg upwards behind you, keeping it straight.
Step 6: Your right leg, pelvis, upper body, and arms should all form a straight line.
Step 7: Focus your gaze to a point on the floor to maintain balance.

Shilpa Shetty
Warrior III pose activates your core in no time. Image courtesy: Shutterstock

3. Natarajasana (Dancer pose)

For the third and the last movement, Shilpa performed Natarajasana. Shilpa is seen balancing her body on one leg. This pose helps to boost weight loss and is a great calorie burner. Practicing this pose will help stretch and strengthen the legs, chest, hips, and abdominal muscles. In fact, the body’s overall flexibility improves by regularly practicing this pose.

Follow these steps to perform the pose:

Step 1: Stand straight with legs together.
Step 2: Inhale and bend your left knee from the back.
Step 3: Exhale, and with your left hand grab your ankle and lift your leg up.
Step 4: Your left toe pointing towards the ceiling. At the same time, press your ankle against the body.
Step 5: Hold for 10 to 15 seconds and release.

So ladies check out the post, and try these yoga poses for motivation and improving your health!

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