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Take one look at Malaika Arora’s Instagram profile and you’ll know just how dedicated she is to her fitness regime. Her life is not just limited to her acting career, but she also spends a lot of time in the gym doing yoga and body strength training. In fact, it’s pretty obvious that her day is not complete without her workout session. That’s why perhaps, she is one of the fittest celebs in Bollywood.
In fact, her workout regime is so up to the mark that it can even convince the laziest of folks to hit the gym. Just like her versatile lifestyle, her workout sessions are also versatile which includes Pilates, a healthy diet, and yoga. To keep her fans constantly motivated and active, she often takes Instagram to share a glimpse of her workout sessions.
In her latest Instagram video, she can be seen wearing a halter-neck sports bra and matching yoga pants—as she demonstrates three exercises. She starts with the middle split, then goes on to do downward dog leg raises, and finally ends in leg raises on the yoga mat.
Malaika, in her post, writes: “The secret to a good workout is making it fun. I enjoy my workout not only because it makes me feel healthier but also because it makes me happy.”
Check out the Instagram post for yourself:
Here is everything you need to know about the poses Malaika is demonstrating in her video
A middle split, also known as centre split, is a position where you extend both your legs on opposite sides in a 180-degree angle. Next, you need to keep your hands behind your head and reach your knees with your elbows, stretching your waist on both sides.
Benefits: This pose helps you to strengthen your hips, quadriceps, and adductor muscles. It also improves the body’s flexibility by opening your hips, strengthening your glutes and inner thighs. It targets your core, which naturally results in a strong posture.
Put your hands shoulder-width apart and get into the cat pose. Now keep your hips squared with the floor and raise your right leg off the ground behind you. Then bring your right knee forward, close to your face. Repeat with the other leg.
Benefits: This pose helps to stretch the back and build upper body strength. It will strengthen your arms and core, improve flexibility and tighten the abdominal structure that also prevents injuries.
Start by lying down on the ground with your legs extended. Now slowly raise your one leg up in the air to a height which is comfortable to you. Bring it down, and raise your other leg. Repeat.
Benefits: This pose helps to tone, strengthen and tighten your abdominal muscles. It also helps with weight loss. You can also strengthen your hamstrings, calf muscle, and glutes with leg raises.