6 yoga poses from Malaika Arora’s Instagram that are probably the reason for her washboard abs

If you want to use this time in the lockdown to achieve an enviable body, then just follow the instructions by Malaika Arora and get ripped like her.
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Nikita Bhardwaj Updated: 29 Jul 2020, 10:40 am IST
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If you think that yoga won’t help you get those washboard abs then think again–because Malaika Arora is living proof of just how well yoga works for toning. You will always find this “chaiya-chaiya” girl doing poses that are breathtaking.

Malaika knows that it’s not just about a healthy body, but yoga also helps keep the mind healthy. Yoga subdues anxiety, stress, and depression according to a study published in the International Journal of Yoga. Well, that’s the reason why this dusky beauty shines bright like a diamond.

And now when you have enough time on your hands, you can try some yoga poses that are the reasons for Malailka Arora’s perfect body.

1. Handstand FTW
It seems like the handstand is everyone’s bae. And why not, especially this super pose can help make your muscles strong according to a study published in the Indian Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research. But you try this pose, a word of caution: please do this under guidance of an expert as it can rupture your wrist and neck muscles, if not done properly.

2. Padma balasana for the perfect stretch
Now, this is the reason why the yoga diva has a flexible body. Padma balasana is the best yoga pose that you can perform when it comes to stretching. And if you think your body is way too stiff then this pose can help you loosen up.



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#malaikasmondaymotivation ..Hey there Divas! Let’s start this week right with #malaikasmoveoftheweek This week’s pose is Padma Balasana. . While posting, tag @thedivayoga and #malaikasmoveoftheweek . This Balasana variation can be done by following steps- 1. Start with any open leg seated pose ex. Dandasana. 2. While lifting your left knee towards the left side ribs and placing left heals closer to left side hip flexors. 3. Now Hold right toe and place the heal closer to left hip flexors. 4. Now bend forward to place your forearms on mat. 5. slowly shift your weight from from forearm to thoracic region. 6. Now extend the arms forward on the mat while arching slightly the back. 7. Stay as per your breath capacity. . Now let’s see those pictures rolling in! . #divayoga #malaikasmondaymotivation #yogachallenge #yogagram #yogaeveryday #yogalove #yogaposes #yogagirl #yogaeveryday #yoga #stretching #mondaymotivation #nomoremondayblues #instayoga #mumbai #yogainmumbai #malaikaarora #yogainspiration

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3. Reclined pigeon pose for lower back woes
A modified version, this one is a must for those with lower-back issues as this pose guarantees great results. We aren’t bragging! A study published in the Journal of Orthopedics and Rheumatology says that this pose can help you deal with chronic back pain. But again, try it with proper caution.

4. Dhanurasana for a flat belly
Yes, it’s not a day’s work to flatten your belly. A lot of sweat and effort is required. So even though pulling off a dhanurasana might look like a cakewalk, it is not. But once you perfect it then no one can stop you from getting a well toned belly.

5. Pincha mayurasana for everything
Well, this pose is an antidote for all your worries. From stress, back pain, and flexibility to helping you calm down and maintain focus – this one pose can help you achieve them all. But it’s not that easy to ace this one, so please follow the steps shared by Malaika to the T.

6. And, then there is chakrasana
When it comes to a flat belly, this pose is the best! Chakrasana also helps open up your chest and improves the functionality of your lungs. Plus, it also helps in stimulating your nervous system and endocrine system, making you feel calmer. But if you have high BP or are pregnant, then please try to avoid this one.

Think doing these poses is a lot of hard work? Well, getting a hot bod is not a child’s play. Give it a shot and see how far you can pose. We’ll be waiting for comments!

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