Malaika Arora reveals why she loves the revolving chair pose or parivrtta utkatasana

Parivrtta Utkatasana, or the revolving chair pose, is something Malaika Arora swears by and that’s why recommends it to her Instagram followers.
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Malaika’s move of the week has multiple health benefits! Image courtesy: Malaika Arora/Instagram
Grace Bains Published: 20 Jul 2021, 14:55 pm IST
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Malaika Arora often uses her social media handles to talk about her fitness goals, healthy eating habits, and share tips on how to stay healthy. Her fans get a glimpse of the various fitness activities she indulges in, be it yoga, pilates or weight lifting. Each week, Malaika used to share a fitness move, across disciplines, for the benefit of her fans.

This multi-talented diva is back with her ‘MalaikasMoveOfTheWeek’. This exceptional dancer, host and fitness enthusiast took to Instagram recently to showcase her yoga prowess, by instructing how to perform ‘Parivrtta Utkatasana’ (revolved chair pose).

Check out her post here:

Move of the week: Parivrtta Utkatasana

Malaika, through her post, conveyed to her fans that this pose helps to increase flexibility and aligns the posture while strengthening the spine. She also highlighted that performing this pose can help detoxify.

Here’s how to perform the pose

You will need a chair and a brick to begin.

Step 1: Start by sitting straight on a chair, with legs hip-distance apart.

Step 2: Now, keep your feet on the brick, and inhale. Remember to keep your hands in ‘Namaskar Mudra’.


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Step 3: Exhale, and twist your body to the left side. Place your right elbow beside your left knee, and hold the ‘Namaskar Mudra’ in front of your chest.

Step 4: Hold the pose for 10 to 15 sec, then release and repeat on the other side.

Benefits of revolving chair pose

This pose is known to improve digestion and boost metabolism. The movement helps relieve stiffness in the shoulders, spine, chest, back and neck. The twisting aspect of the pose strengthens and stretches calf muscles, and improves blood circulation across the body.

While performing this pose can help you reap many benefits, remember that people with sleeping difficulties, low blood pressure, headache, and shoulder or knee injuries should avoid doing the pose. Pregnant women should not attempt this pose, as it may cause complications.

So ladies, follow Malaika, and try this pose for stronger and healthier muscles and joints!

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