Ladies, it’s the first week of 2022. While we may still be reeling from the effects of the long New Year’s weekend, actress Malaika Arora served up some much-needed motivation for Monday! For the fitness queen’s ardent social media followers, ‘Malaika’s move of the week’ is not a new discovery. But she gave it a new twist by doing a yoga asana with a different twist.
Malaika aimed at core strengthening by performing Parivrtta Trikonasana or the revolved triangle pose like a pro. But not to consider yoga as boring, Malaika added a ‘danda’ or a stick to the routine. She captioned it, “You all know core strengthening poses are my favorite, like Trikonasana and its variations are one of my favorite poses and one thing I like is to add some fun to my daily routine with these poses.”
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The diva has been giving her fans big fitness goals by performing strenuous yoga asanas and extreme workouts.
This time, the Parivrtta Trikonasana that Malaika performed, is beneficial not only for your physical health but also for your wandering mind. As it is a difficult pose to perform in the first place, it gives your mind the power to focus more and stabilize your wandering thoughts.
Malaika explains how to do yoga asana Parivrtta Trikonasana with a stick:
- Start at the center of the mat. Stand with your spine straight.
- Place the stick on your shoulders and wrap your arms around the stick. Making a T shape with the body.
- Separate your legs 3-4 inches apart. The right foot should be facing the right side and the left toes should be bent at a 45 degree angle.
- Keep your torso in front, chest open and roll your shoulders back. With an inhalation, begin twisting your torso to the right side.
- As you exhale, lower yourself, taking the left corner of the stick on the right side.
- Drop the tip of the stick on the outside edge of the right foot.
- Look at the right palm.
- Hold this pose for 10 seconds.
- Repeat the steps on the other side as well.
Malaika shares a tip for yoga asana;
Do not perform this pose if you have a neck or back injury. As this pose is all about aligning the body, especially the spine and arms, do it under supervision and with the utmost care.
Benefits of Parivrtta Trikonasana:
- improve balance
- strengthen your legs
- stabilizes the mind
- improves breathing
- Strengthen your core and arms