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These 4 actresses swear by surya namaskar to stay in shape

Updated on:9 October 2020, 19:08pm IST
Some of the Bollywood actresses we adore practice the hallowed surya namaskar to stay fit.
Shreya Gupta
Surya namaskar all the way girls! Image courtesy: Jacqueline Fernandez/Instagram
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We already know that yoga has many benefits and people all across the world practice it to stay healthy. Surya namaskar is considered to be one of the most powerful yoga sequences given that it doesn’t just help in burning calories but is also a great cardiovascular exercise. It is a sequence of 12 poses which aid better metabolism and increase blood circulation.

If you’ve been thinking that surya namaskar is difficult, then we’re here to motivate you! Some of our favourite celebs who always stay in shape actually swear by this yoga sequence.

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We present four celebrities who practice surya namaskar regularly to stay healthy and fit:

1. Jacqueline Fernandez

Since the pandemic broke out and gyms got shut, Jacqueline has turned to yoga to keep herself fit. One look at her Instagram feed and you’ll know how regularly she practices yoga in order to stay in shape.

In one of her recent posts, she managed to do the complete sequence of surya namaskar in just 38 seconds! Amazing, isn’t it? Here’s the video for some inspiration:

 

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2. Kareena Kapoor Khan

Mom-to-be Kareena Kapoor Khan is often applauded for her weight loss journey post the delivery of her first baby. In a video posted by her trainer, she’s seen acing the surya namaskar perfectly. Check it out here:

3. Shilpa Shetty Kundra

A yogini in the true sense, Shilpa Shetty has always been motivated to be healthy and fit. She’s known for her health and fitness posts on Instagram. No one can pull off the surya namaskar better than her. In one of her Instagram posts, she can be seen doing surya namaskar with some added variations that she believes can be more beneficial. You can go through the inspiring post here:

 

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Being indoors for days on end can lead to the body stiffening up. One of the best ways to give your body the much-needed flexibility and toning, is through a few rounds of Surya Namaskaras . It’s a complete workout. To make it even more beneficial, I added a few variations. You can try it out too (if your body has no injuries and permits). It helps increase shoulder-&-core strength while improving back flexibility, stamina, and endurance. This one’s also a high calorie-burning variation, so performing about 8 to 16 repetitions every alternate day will also help reduce fat and increase metabolism too. Today, I’m grateful for the ability to share whatever knowledge I have with millions of people around the globe. Please do take care of your health and your families too. Stay indoors, stay safe. . @sairajyoga . . . . . #MondayMotivation #20DaysOfGratefulness #Day18 #SwasthRahoMastRaho #GetFit2020 #FitIndia #FitIndiaMovement #yoga #yogisofinstagram #SuryaNamaskara #stayhome #staysafe

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4. Rakul Preet

One of the newcomers in Bollywood, she is known for her strength and flexibility. No wonder then that she can perform the surya namaskar perfectly. In one of her Instagram posts, she uploaded a video where she can be seen practising the sequence. Her motivating caption along with the video will help you get off your couch! Check out the video here:

So, ladies, get on that yoga mat to ensure you stay fit!

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Shreya Gupta Shreya Gupta

Finding nirvana in good food, Shreya also loves reading books and is a die-hard Potterhead. Confident and motivated she's fun to be with. Plus food. Always.