Fire up your metabolism in no time with this ‘secret’ yoga pose. Find out now

Updated on: 20 January 2022, 18:14 pm IST

If you are looking to rev up your metabolism, alleviate back pain and loosen up your shoulder muscles, one yoga pose can do it all!

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The Reverse Prayer pose can reverse many of your health troubles. Image courtesy: Riddhima Kapoor Sahni/ Instagram
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Take a look at your social media feeds, and you’ll know how yoga has become THE favourite exercise of most celebs! The stretches, the bends and those complex poses may look like a breeze, but trust us, they require a LOT of effort and consistency. While there are many yoginis who impress us, jewellery designer and Bollywood heartthrob Ranbir Kapoor’s sister, Riddhima Kapoor Sahni is a vision when it comes to performing even the most difficult asanas. She shares snippets from her workout routine every now and then, and trust us, we can’t get enough!

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She recently shared a picture of herself performing the Reverse Prayer pose. Also known as the Penguin Pose or Pashchima Namaskarasana or Viparita Namaskarasana, it is a variation of Tadasana. The pose requires you to place your hands in the form of a namaskar at the back of your body. Dressed in a black crop top and pants, Sahni took our breath away.

What’s so special about the Reverse Prayer pose?

This wonder pose is considered beneficial for various reasons:

1. The shoulder movement helps to open the chest and improves breathing.
2. It promotes digestion and in turn, enhances metabolism.
3. It also helps to strengthen the wrist tendons, and alleviates any pain in the wrist.
4. It relaxes your shoulder muscles, and reduces any neck and back pain.
5. It helps to reduce stress and eases your mind. Less anxiety means more well-being.

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Reverse prayer pose can reduce your joint pain and ease your mind! Image courtesy: Shutterstock

Here’s how you can perform the Reverse Prayer pose:

1. Stand on a mat or on the floor and bring your legs together;
2. Loosen up your shoulders and keep your hands by your side;
3. Relax your shoulders while bending your knees;
4. Put your hands behind your back;
5. Join your palms and keep the fingers pointing downwards;
6. As you inhale, turn your fingertips inward towards the spine;
7. Keep your knees slightly bent and your palms firmly pressed against each other;
8. Hold this position for 25-30 seconds;
9. Inhale and turn the fingertips inward towards the spine, and then back downwards:
10. Release your hands and put them on our side;
11. Return to the initial position.

Geetika Sachdev Geetika Sachdev

An independent writer and journalist, Geetika loves sharp and fresh humour, just like her coffee! If not writing, you'll find her cafe-hopping and raiding the best book stores in town.

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