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Malaika Arora shares 3 yoga poses for a strong core

Malaika Arora shares 3 yoga poses for a strong core

If you practice yoga regularly, you will feel the difference. You’ll get in shape, stay motivated, manage your stress levels, boost your immunity, and strengthen your core. At 45, yoga enthusiast and Bollywood celebrity Malaika Arora is a perfect example of this.

Yoga is a way of life for Malaika. In fact, she also has a habit of motivating her fans to fitness with her weekly Instagram series #MalaikasMoveOfTheWeek. She’s back with yet another set of yoga poses. So what poses does she suggest for a strong core? Well, Malaika recommends three asanas that are quite simple to perform and can help you strengthen your core.

“For this #MalaikasMoveOfTheWeek, we’re going to focus on our core muscles – a body part that balances everything else, whether that’s inversions, lifting weights, or keeping your back straight,” Malaika captions her latest post. Check out!

What’s more, Malaika’s latest post on yoga poses for a strong core educates us on the various benefits these poses have! Let’s start.

Practice these 3 yoga asanas to strengthen your core muscles:

1. Vasisthasana (Side Plank Pose)

As the name suggests, this asana involves balancing the body using one leg and one arm. Not only is it great for strength and developing good balance, but it can also allow you to develop mental focus. Malaika says, “Strengthening the core requires focusing on all sides of the core muscles (front, back and sides). Side planks are amazing at engaging your core from all sides, helping you build full-body strength and stability. ”

See how you can do this:

Step 1: Start with the original plank position, open the hips and chest towards the left side, first assuming the side plank position.
Step 2: Raise your right arm towards the ceiling and let your left palm rest on the floor while supporting the pose.
Step 3: Engage your abdominal muscles and keep your torso straight without sagging or flexing.
Step 4: Hold the position for 15-20 seconds. After that, rotate back to the original position and repeat on the other side.

2. Bhujangasana (Snake Pose)

Malaika says, “This is a beginner-level pose that targets the core muscles of the upper body, abdomen, and lower back.” Doing bhujangasana daily also gives the abdomen a much-needed massage and stretch and works wonders to help get rid of those annoying bulging love handles.

Malaika AroraThis pose is quick and easy to do! Image Courtesy: Shutterstock

See how you can do this:

Step 1: Lie on your stomach with your palms placed under your shoulders.
Step 2: Keep your feet together, toes on the floor. Inhale and lift your head, shoulders and torso at a 30 degree angle.
Step 3: Make sure your belly button stays on the floor, your shoulders are broad, and your head is slightly raised up.

3. Naukasana (Boat Pose)

“This is a wonderful pose for getting rid of unwanted belly fat and strengthening your core muscles,” says Malaika. In addition, the boat pose also strengthens and improves flexibility in the hip joints and legs. It stimulates the organs and improves digestion, improving the stability of the body.

See how you can do this:

Step 1: Start by sitting on the mat with your knees bent and your feet flat on the floor.
Step 2: Lift your feet. Keep your knees bent for now.
Step 3: Your upper body will naturally fall back, but your back needs to be straight.
Step 4: Straighten your legs at a 45 degree angle. Your upper body should be as straight as possible so that your legs form a V shape.
Step 5: Stretch your arms approximately parallel to the floor.
Step 6: Do your best to balance yourself on the seat bones. Focus on lifting your chest to support balance.
Step 7: Stay for a minimum of five breaths.
Step 8: Release your legs as you exhale. Then inhale and sit down.
Repeat this pose at least 10 times and hold it for 10 to 15 seconds.

So, practice these asanas regularly for a strong core.