Bollywood actress Shilpa Shetty Kundra is a fitness freak apart from being a yoga enthusiast. On her social media platforms, she is often seen posting her fitness videos and to say the least, her Instagram feed is much better than that of a fitness influencer. Even at the age of 47, she maintains a healthy regime and is one of the most fit actresses in tinsel town.
Now in her latest Instagram post, Shetty is seen practicing Gatyatmak Uttanpadasana or The Raised Leg Pose along with her sister and fellow actress, Shamita Shetty. The video has the Shetty sisters doing the yoga asana in a park during their holiday in London. She captioned the post as, “Today’s agenda on our #PartnerFitnessRoutineis Gatyatmak Uttanpadasana,” and thanked the celebrity trainer Ben Coleman for the workout.
Also known as the Raised Leg Pose, it is a combination of Sanskrit words Uttan means raised, Pad means leg and Asana means pose. Gatyatmak Uttanpadasana is when you keep moving your legs back and forth while your legs are raised in the air.
According to Shetty, “It is one of the best exercises for the lower abdomen because it tones and strengthens the pelvis, hips, legs, and also the perineum muscles. It is very beneficial for women, as it improves the function of the reproductive organs and strengthens the walls of the uterus.”
Here’s how you can do it:
Gatyatmak Uttanpadasana has umpteen benefits:
“One shouldn’t practice this during pregnancy and menstruation. Also, anyone suffering from back pain, slip-disc, and cervical issues must avoid it,” Shetty signs off.