Yoga Se Hoga: Shilpa Shetty’s mantra to stay positive

Actor Shilpa Shetty Kundra took to Instagram to recommend yoga poses that allow her to stay focused and balanced in times that are tough.
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Shilpa Shetty swears by these poses! Image courtesy: Facebook/Shilpa Shetty Kundra
Grace Bains Published: 24 Aug 2021, 18:00 pm IST
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Shilpa Shetty Kundra, the multi-talented diva, who is known for her acting, fitness, and dancing prowess, is back with the latest post on yoga!

Over the years, Shilpa has inspired her followers and admirers with her commitment to the practice of yoga. She often takes to Instagram to share her fitness tips and workout sessions. Recently, she shared a ‘Monday motivation’ video of herself doing yoga poses such as ‘Virabhadrasana’, ‘Malasana’ and dynamic hip opener.

Through her post, Shilpa has conveyed to her followers the importance of driving away negativity from one’s life, and how these yoga poses can provide mental and physical benefits.

Check out her post here:

Yoga to stay strong and focused

“Be your own warrior; strong enough to make and defend positive change in your life,” shares Shilpa, and adds, “Whether it’s a low or high point, I only turn to yoga. It’s the best remedy for me to stay positive, focused, and balanced.”

As per Shilpa, “one of the most calming yet energising routines is that of the empowering ‘Virbhadrasana, Malasana, and the dynamic hip opening’ flow.” The poses provide a variety of benefits to its practitioners:


This pose involves being in a low lunge position, and then spinning the left heel down with the foot slightly angled out. The arms are raised towards the ceiling, while the hips are used to rotate the thigh. It is to be performed on both sides to complete the movement.


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Virbhadrasana helps strengthen and stretch the thighs, calves, ankles, arms, shoulder, and back muscles. Shilpa states that it also improves body posture, focus, balance, stability, and is great for circulation and respiration.


This pose is performed by standing with folded hands, feet spread apart, and knees slightly bent. It opens up your hips and groin area, stretches your ankles, hamstrings, back, and neck. It also helps improve digestion and posture.

Yoga poses for toned legs
Try out the Shilpa Shetty-recommended Malasana! Image courtesy: Shutterstock
Dynamic hip opener

Shilpa concludes the routine with the dynamic hip opener that strengthens and stretches hip flexors, and reduces tightness in the lower back and hip region. To perform this pose, start with your feet hip-width apart, transferring the body weight to the right side. Then, lift your left knee up, opening your hip, and then reverse the motion for the other side.

Shilpa played ‘Atharvaveda: Shanti Sukta or the chant for peace’ while performing the asanas. She mentioned that playing this chant will make the routine a holistic package for the mind, body, and soul.”

So ladies, start slow and gradually, and move from one asana to the next. And, as Shilpa says, “time to prove that ‘yoga se hi hoga’!

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