Malaika Arora’s Instagram post on Vasisthasana goes viral
Yoga promotes physical health in different ways. Some of them derive from better stress management. Others come more directly from the physical movements and postures in yoga, which help promote flexibility and reduce joint pain.
Malaika Arora, leading Bollywood actress thinks yoga is one of the best ways to keep fit and in one of her Instagram posts, Malaika displayed Vasisthasana or Yoga’s side plank pose to “cultivate a feeling of universal love and acceptance”.
Taking to Instagram, Malaika introduces different yoga asanas every week explaining the health benefits of it.
“Namaste Everyone! Let’s get the new week started with #MalaikasMoveOfTheWeek – Vasisthasana(Side Plank Pose),” Malaika wrote in the caption. Sharing her insights about this exercise, Malaika revealed, ”This pose is a miracle asana, which helps in both physical and psychological benefits. It stretches and strengthens the back, opening the chest, shoulders and throat. And it cultivates a feeling of universal love and acceptance (sic),”Malaika wrote on her Instagram post
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Start with the high plank pose of Yoga. Keep your wrist under your shoulders and you’re your toes strong. Turn your body to the left side and shift your body weight on your left palm and left foot.
Take your right hand over your head and try to take your left leg straight, in front off the floor and keep it before your waistline. Look towards your left palm, hold for a few breaths and release the posture.
Vasisthasana or the side plank works on the muscles that run along your core’s side. These muscles are called obliques and strengthening them through side plank pose can help improve your posture, protect the spine and reduce the risk of back injuries.
Apart from improving a sense of balance, side plank exercise also stretches your wrists and strengthens them along with your arms, legs and belly. So, did you try out Vasisthasana today?