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Want a flat belly by hook or by crook? Then, copy Shilpa Shetty in doing this pose

Published on:19 April 2021, 15:55pm IST
Getting washboard abs at home is no rocket science. All you have to do is maintain your diet and just practice what Shilpa Shetty teaches you every Monday.
Nikita Bhardwaj
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Shilpa Shetty’s Monday mantra for flat belly is here. Image courtesy: Shilpa Shetty | Facebook
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Maharashtra has already been in lockdown and Delhi’s lockdown 2.0 is going to commence from today. That means no more hitting the gym to stay in shape. Right? Wrong! Because if you check out Shilpa Shetty’s new Instagram pose then it feels like you don’t ever need a gym to keep your belly flat as ever.

This time Shilpa is showcasing Gatyatmak Utthita Padahastasana and Naukasana. In gymming terminology, she is doing 90-degree abs toe touch along with a toe hold and she is going straight into a boat pose. Intense!

So without any further ado let’s find out what message she has for all her followers and how you can copy Shilpa, to get a belly like hers.  

Here’s what Shilpa posted on her Insta

Shilpa wrote: “The lockdown and other restrictions due to the rising cases can lead to a lot of stress. But, we have to stand united and do what we need to do. Foremost, we need to ensure our own bodies don’t fall prey to the effects of restricted movements. It’s important to keep the muscles and joints flexible & agile, while tending to our immunity. So, this morning, I decided to make the routine a little tougher for myself. I chose to do the Gatyatmak Utthita Padahastasana, leading to Naukasana. This flow helps build core strength, stretches the hamstring, tones the abs muscles, and strengthens the muscles of the arms, shoulders, & thighs. Do try this flow, but remember to only stretch as much as your body permits. Don’t force anything. Stay safe, maintain social distance, and please mask up when you step out (if you have to).”

Now learn the steps to do this yoga pose
  1. Comfortably lie down on a mat.
  2. Now lift your legs straight making a 90-degree angle with your upper body.
  3. Extend your hands above your head.
  4. Slowly inhale and with an exhale lift your body upwards. Try to touch your hands to your toes.
  5. Now go down and come back up. Repeat these crunches for 15 times.
  6. After you are done with 15 reps, hold pose for 5 seconds.
  7. Once you are done with that. Go into a boat pose or Naukasana by lifting your body up and lowering your legs down. Don’t touch them with ground.
  8. Now hold the boat pose for 10 deep breaths or as long as you can.
  9. Now come back to the position you have started with and relax. 

Can you feel the heat in your core area? Well, that’s how great this pose is.

Some tips to ensure that your core gets maximum contraction
  1. While doing a crunch look up towards the roof or sky. This way neither you will hurt your neck nor you will mess up the pose.
  2. Inhale while you are going down and exhale while lifting up.
  3. Keep your core flexed while doing this pose.
  4. You need to keep your legs straight if you want better contraction in the core area and hamstrings.
  5. Keep your legs as still as possible and maintain the 90-degree angle.
  6. Take it slow otherwise you will not be able to hold your feet.
  7. Try to lift your body as much as you can. In a few attempts you will see that you will be able to touch your toes.
  8. If you are a beginner, then your abs muscle might get sore but keep at it. After a few days you will feel better automatically.

So there you go ladies, here’s everything that you need to know about this really amazing flat belly yoga pose that Shilpa is doing. Try it out and let us know how you find it. 

Nikita Bhardwaj Nikita Bhardwaj

Six-pack abs are all that Nikita needs, along with her daily dose of green tea. At Health Shots, she produces videos, podcasts, stories, and other kick-ass content.