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Published on:8 December 2020, 09:30am IST
Want to know the secret behind Esha Gupta’s fit and fab body? Look at her Instagram page and you’ll know!
Shreya Gupta
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Esha Gupta is slaying uttanasana and how. Check out the benefits! Image courtesy: Shutterstock
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If you are into fitness, then it’s a must to follow certain accounts — one of them being Bollywood actor Esha Gupta’s! She frequently posts yoga poses on Instagram, with some really inspiring and thought-provoking captions that you definitely do not want to miss out on! 

Known for her roles in movies like Jannat 2 and Rustom, Esha has been quite active on social media, and we love her for giving us a sneak peek into her fitness and yoga moves. In her recent post, she can be seen doing uttanasana. 

Check out her post here:

 

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A post shared by Esha Gupta (@egupta)

Here’s what this yoga pose can do for you:
  1. It helps in stretching out your hips, hamstrings, and calves, making it more flexible.
  2. With the stretch, it also strengthens the thighs and knees.
  3. Makes your spine strong and flexible.
  4. It also reduces headaches by increasing the blood flow.
  5. It can also help calm your mind, reducing stress and anxiety.
  6. It stimulates the functioning of the kidney and liver.
  7. It improves digestion.
  8. May also lower blood pressure.
  9. Can help relieve tension from the spine, neck, and back.
  10. Can also relieve the symptoms of menopause and sinusitis.
Convinced much? Here are some steps to help you get started with the pose:

Step 1: Stand in a tadasana or the mountain pose, and while resting your hands on the hips, exhale and bend forward from the hip, and not your waist.

Step 2: Draw your belly slightly in, and focus on lengthening your front torso as you start with uttanasana.

Step 3: Make sure your knees are straight, and slowly keep your palms on the floor.  You can also touch the back of your ankles. Esha can be seen doing the modified movement by holding her arms above her head.

Step 4: Keep breathing, and with each inhale, lift and lengthen your front torso a little bit. And with each exhale, release a little. 

Step 5: Hold this position for 30 seconds to 1 minute, depending on what your body allows. 

Step 6: To come back from uttanasana, slowly bring your hands back to your hips and rotate at the hip. Do not simply roll your spine up, as it can injure you.

So, if you are pumped enough, go ahead and practice this now!

Shreya Gupta Shreya Gupta

Finding nirvana in good food, Shreya also loves reading books and is a die-hard Potterhead. Confident and motivated she's fun to be with. Plus food. Always.