Shilpa Shetty is the queen of yoga. We’ve all tried following her yoga workouts at some point or the other, and now during this lockdown she is giving us more fitspiration than ever. Recently, Shilpa took to her Instagram to post a yoga workout video that works on your abdomen and back.
The yoga poses Shilpa is demonstrating on video are known to improve flexibility and posture as well as reduce belly fat. So, we decided to break down the video for you, so that you can practice these poses at home:
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We’re living in some extreme situations right now. On the one hand, there’s so much to do around the house while many are also working-from-home; on the other hand, the excess free time keeps us seated for long hours with very little movement – a massive state of confusion for the body. All of this, however, can lead to a stiff and painful back & muscles. It’s important to keep stretching and strengthening the back to avoid any long-term, severe pain. So, I practice this routine regularly and it works wonders for me. It strengthens the back & abdominal muscles, improves flexibility in the spine & enhances the body posture. It also relieves back pain & relaxes the back muscles, while opening up the lungs. Give your body a little activity so it doesn’t go into a state of shock in these testing times. Stay indoors, stay safe! @shilpashettyapp . . . . . #SwasthRahoMastRaho #MondayMotivation #FitIndia #FitIndiaMovement #IndiaFightsCorona #GetFit2020 #yoga #yogisofinstagram #yogasehihoga #stayindoors #staysafe
1. Cat cow pose
Shilpa starts her yoga marathon by doing the cat-cow pose. This pose works on your lower back pain, neck, shoulders, and spine. Plus, this movement also stretches the muscles of your hips, back, abdomen, chest, and lungs. In fact, a study published in the Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies suggests that this pose helps in relieving menstrual pain as well.
2. Downward dog pose
Apart from engaging your core and back muscles, this pose is also great for relieving stress. It energizes your body and also helps in strengthening your arms and legs.
3. Bow pose
If even after doing those crunches and sit-ups endlessly your belly is not as tight as it should be then try this pose. Bow pose or dhanurasana stretches the core muscles to the fullest. The more you hold the tighter your core will be.
4. Bridge pose
This one will not just tighten your core but it will also make your glutes firm. And in case your legs lack strength then you must perform this pose at least 10 to 15 times daily. Also, it helps in improving your digestion.
5. Cobra pose
If your lower back is a cause of your concern then the cobra pose will act as a ram-baan. Of course it will work on your core, but the magical effect that it has on your lower back is just phenomenal. So, do try this one if sore back is becoming a hindrance in your daily chores.
These poses might look easy, but when you do them together–they become the ultimate test of your stamina. So, are you ready?