Shilpa Shetty swears by parsva sukhasana to beat stress and stay calm

Shilpa Shetty Kundra is known for her yoga practice and this time around, she reveals that she beats stress with parsva sukhasana.
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Shilpa Shetty swears by yoga to keep herself fit. Image courtesy: Shilpa Shetty/Instagram
Grace Bains Updated: 14 Jun 2021, 09:17 pm IST
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Shilpa Shetty Kundra is known for not just her acting and dancing chops, but also her fitness prowess. Especially when it comes to yoga, Shilpa is an inspiration to her followers and fans as she has been promoting yoga as a healthy lifestyle choice for many years.

She often takes to Instagram to share her fitness tips and workout sessions. Recently, she shared a ‘Monday motivation’ video of herself doing a yoga pose called ‘Parsva Sukhasana’, conveying to her followers about the mental and physical benefits of practicing this asana.

Shilpa performs parsva sukhasana

Shilpa’s post comes just in time as so many of us look for motivation to follow through with our workouts and yoga can help fight off the Monday blues. Parsva Sukhasana or the ‘Seated Side Bend Pose’ is a pose that brings tranquility and helps its practitioners stay calm.

Shilpa said that, “sometimes, one needs to start their week on a calm and quiet note. Today is one such day for me when I just want to relax my mind and calm myself down. So today, I practiced the Parsva Sukhasana.”

Check out the post here:

How to do this pose

Wearing a blue tank top, with the words ‘Cardio Obsessed’ written on it along with printed training tights, Shilpa starts the asana by sitting cross legged, with her back straight. She folds her hands right in front of her torso and she then extends her arms overhead, maintaining the folded hands position. Next, Shilpa cups her left hand to her left knee, with her elbow slightly bent. She then extended her right arm up and overhead and leaned to the left side. Holding the pose for a few seconds, she then switched sides and repeated the asana.

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Benefits of parsva sukhasana

Shilpa pointed out the mental and physical benefits of this asana and said, “it helps relieve the pent up stress and anxiety that gradually affects the immune system & one’s overall health. Physically, it helps stretch the neck, shoulders, obliques, and back.”

This pose is widely regarded as a major stress reliever and relieves joint and muscular pain.

Shilpa also suggested to her fans that they should take some time off whenever they can, and practice this asana, letting the mind & body just go with the flow.

“A calm and composed mind & body can deal with a lot more than we can think of,” said Shilpa towards the end of her post and urged her followers to tag a friend who should do this pose right away.

So, ladies, check out her post today and get that much needed Monday motivation to continue on your health and wellness journey.

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