Just yesterday we caught Shilpa Shetty celebrating Easter with fancy delicacies. You all must have wondered how she manages to have a perfectly curvy figure and indulge in sweets at the same time. Well, ladies, she answered your query today on Instagram.
Just a few hours before, this yogini shared a cycling yoga flow aka Pada Sanchalanasana on her feed. And when you see how it’s done and what all it has in store, then you will get to know why Shilpa is a great fan.
“To get some movement into our routine, a lot of us end up doing exercises that look easy to do and have a good effect on the body. However, while dedicating time to fitness is important, it is also very important to understand the technique and flow of each exercise for it to be fully effective. I’ve noticed a lot of people choosing the Cycling Yoga flow, or the Pada Sanchalanasana, to build core strength and abs. But, they seldom get the technique right. So, today while I practiced this flow, I decided to demonstrate the incorrect and correct forms too! This asana strengthens abdominal and lower back muscles. It is good for the hip and knee joints. It also stimulates the digestive system and helps cure digestive troubles. When done right, this simple-looking asana packs in quite a punch. Have a great Monday”
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You all must be dying to try this yoga pose at home, but always remember the flow should be done perfectly so that you hit all the right areas. Here’s how you can do it:
1. Lie down on your back, keep your palms under your hips, and stretch your legs out completely.
2. Now just like you ride a cycle, move your legs in the air. So, raise your legs, stretch them out, then bring them in (towards your gut), lift them up (making a 90-degree angle with your upper body), and then stretch them again in the front.
Now repeat it.
You can do five cycles of this pose for 30 seconds each. You can switch the time and the number of cycles at your convenience.
Although, Shilpa mentions in the video that you must stretch properly and go slow with this pose if you really want to get the benefits. But there are some more things that you need to keep in mind to avoid back pain, amongst other things:
1. Engage your core to get a maximum contraction
2. Take your time with the pose and don’t do it in a hurry
3. Do it on a mat to support your butts.
4. Keep your palms beneath your butts to support them and hold the flow better and longer.
5. Don’t forget to inhale and exhale properly. Exhale while bringing the legs closer to your chest and inhale while stretching them in front.
So there you go peeps. Now try this pose on and thank us and Ms Shetty later for that flat and curvy belly.