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Diwali is almost at our doorstep and while you indulge in the celebrations and the feast, you need to make sure you stay fit too! And Malaika Arora is here to show the perfect pose that will help you stay fit while you welcome the festival of lights!
Malaika recently put up a post on Instagram, which she captioned: “Namaste🙏The coming festivities have already filled us with joy and accelerated our morale. This feeling when integrated with some physical exercise and mind-calming meditations does just the right for our body to stay fit while we feel the immense happiness within us. So join along and let’s get started with #MalaikasMoveOfTheWeek.”
You can check out the post here:
For the uninitiated, she is doing the king pigeon pose also known as eka pada pajakapotasana variation.
Here are the benefits of the king pigeon pose
As you can see, this pose stretches your whole body. Starting from your thighs, groin and abdomen to your shoulders and neck. Since every inch of your body is getting stretched, it makes for a good full-body stretch.
This pose also helps in toning muscles of the hip, thighs, calves, hamstring, pelvic, chest, abdomen, shoulders and neck region. And so, you can use this pose to tone your entire body at once.
Your internal abdominal organs get stimulated when you practice this pose. When you do this asanas, the digestive juices are secreted and the pancreas, liver and kidney get massaged, further improving their function. Moreover, your pelvic muscles get stretched as well, improving your reproductive health.
When your chest is stretched, there’s more room for the proper functioning of your lungs and heart. So, you can expect better functioning of these organs when you practice this asana regularly!
If you are struggling from backache, then this pose can come in handy as it reduces lower back pain. Moreover, it can also relieve menstrual cramps.
So, go ahead and include this king pigeon pose aka eka pada rajakapotasana variation today!