Improve your flexibility with these 3 yoga asanas that Malaika Arora swears by

In her latest Instagram post, Malaika Arora shared 3 yoga poses that can help you enhance your flexibility.
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Malaika Arora recommends these 3 poses to get a flexible body! Image courtesy: Instagram/Malaika Arora
Aayushi Gupta Published: 14 Apr 2021, 04:34 pm IST
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Malaika Arora is a true fitness diva! She is well known for her gorgeous looks and a sizzling figure which is a result of regular workouts and a strict diet. Fortunately, she believes in sharing her fitness secrets with her followers on social media. In fact, her account is full of videos and posts of her practicing yoga. 

If you’re someone who already follows her on Instagram, then you might already know about the #MalaikasMoveOfTheWeek series. Recently, the Bollywood yogini posted a workout video comprising 3 yoga poses that can help you to be more flexible.

Here’s what she said in her post while sharing the poses to improve flexibility!

“Let’s do away with the #tuesdayblues with these 3 poses from #MalaikasMoveOfTheWeek that will leave you feeling rejuvenated and healthy. These poses will stretch your muscles and increase your range of motion. Practice these poses regularly and you will see an improvement in your flexibility.”

Check out the post here:
Here’s how you can perform the 3 poses Malaika swears by to maintain her flexibility:
1. Anjaneyasana (Low lunge pose)

“Improving flexibility around your shoulders and neck, this pose gives a deep stretch to the hips also helps to open the chest and shoulders,” she suggests in her post.

Here’s how you can perform this pose:

  1. Start by getting into the download facing dog pose.
  2. Now, while exhaling, bring your right leg forward and place it between your hands. Bend your knee at a 90-degree angle.
  3. Support your body by keeping your left knee down on the floor.
  4. Keep in mind that your right foot and left knee should be pressing on the floor and your left knee should be pulling backwards.
  5. Inhale and raise your torso upward while lifting your arms and hands above your head with your biceps touching your ears. Make a namaskar gesture with your palms.
  6. Bend your head back slightly and look up.
  7. Now, exhale and let your hips relax.
  8. Remain in the pose for 15 to 30 seconds.
  9. To come out of the pose, place your hand back on the ground and get back to the position of downward-facing dog pose.
2. Parsvottanasana (Intense side stretch pose)

Malaika said, “As it stretches and lengthens the spine and the back of the legs, it also stimulates digestion. It is a pose that will improve your strength and stability along with flexibility,”  

Here’s how you can perform this pose:

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  1. Stand in the mountain pose, breathe in while moving your right leg backwards at a 45-degree angle, and spread the legs 3 to 4 feet apart.
  2. Exhale while settling your toes and feet.
  3. Keep your feet straight without bending your knees.
  4. Now, fold your palms together behind your back. Keep looking straight and lengthens your spine.
  5. Exhale and tilt your upper body forward but bend only until your back is straight and raise your neck slightly to look towards the front.
  6. If you’re able to maintain the pose, hold it for several deep breaths. 
  7. Keep your spine stretched, your legs straight, and remember to breathe continuously.
3. Trikonasana (Triangle pose)

“This asana is an amazing stretching exercise as it helps to improve flexibility in your spine and pelvic region. This pose will help you develop strength and balance too,” she said.

Here’s how you can perform this pose:

  1. Stand straight and keep your feet apart.
  2. Lift your arms and keep them at shoulder level.
  3. Place the right leg outwards and keep your left leg slightly inward. Remember to keep your knees straight.
  4. Tilt your body to the right and try to touch your toes by pointing your right hand down.
  5. You must look in the upward direction while keeping your legs and hands stretched. 
  6. Hold the position for 5 to 10 breaths.

So, ladies, improve your flexibility with these 3 poses recommended by Malaika Arora!

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