challenging yoga poses Malaika Arora can strike like a pro
Bollywood’s fitness icon Malaika Arora can strike almost all yoga asanas with perfection and nail even the difficult poses like a pro. See how she nails some challenging yoga poses.
Malaika Arora is one of the fittest and hottest actors of Bollywood. But how she keeps herself in top shape is no more a secret now. The 47-year-old actress keeps sharing her fitness-related posts on Instagram with the tag MalaikasMoveOfTheWeek, in a bid to encourage her fans to take up fitness seriously. Her fitness routine involves yoga and Pilates.
She can strike almost all yoga asanas with perfection and nail even the difficult poses like a pro. Whether it is modified reclined pigeon pose or a shoulderstand, tell her and she can perform it with ease, without difficulty or effort. She can also tell you the benefits of any yoga pose. On International the Bollywood’s fitness icon flaunted her warrior side with the Reverse Warrior Pose (Viparita Virabhadrasana) and dedicated it to all the women. Below are some challenging yoga poses Malaika can nail it like a pro. See it to believe it
Astavakrasana or Eight Angle Pose :
It is a hand-balancing asana in modern yoga. The exercise is dedicated to the sage Astavakra, the spiritual guru of King Janaka. The name is translated as Asta = Eight and Vakra = Bent. Astavakrasana is an advanced posture requiring core strength, flexibility, and balance. Preforming this pose can strengthen the arms and abdominal muscles, improve core strength and balance, stretch the legs as well as help relieve stress.
Chakrasana Upward Facing Bow Pose :
Also known as Urdva Dhanurasana, Chakrasana works wonders in improving your flexibility and strengthening your spine. The ‘Wheel Pose’ or the Upward Facing Bow Pose (as most people call it) is a part of Ashtanga Yoga – a yoga form that is known to increase heart health, relieve stress, and burn fat.
Setubhandhasana variation Bridge pose :
The picture shows Malaika performing the Setubhandhasana variation also known as the Bridge pose. It stretches the chest, neck and spine. Strengthens the back, buttock and hamstrings. Increases blood circulation, alleviates stress and calms the brain.
Matsyasana Fish Pose :
According to Malaika, this pose stretches the chest, abs, hip flexors and neck. It also helps in stimulating two important areas of the body. First is the throat chakra which relates to communication and self-expression and second is the crown chakra, on the top of your head, which is tied to wisdom & knowledge.
Tulasana Raised Lotus Pose :
Tulasana is an advanced variation of Lotus Posture. It is also called raised Lotus Pose or lifted lotus posture. The asana is extremely helpful in relaxing your muscles, strengthening your arms and upper body region, says Malaika. Performing this pose also helps to reduce belly fat, tones the triceps and biceps muscles, improves digestive health, strengthen ankles, hip, knee and thigh muscles, increases the focus of mind and concentration and helps to stimulate the reproductive organs.