Malaika Arora shares yoga asanas to keep you mentally, physically fit during lockdown

The lockdown has gotten a little too overwhelming for a lot of people. While gyms have closed down, fitness fanatic

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Malaika Arora, an avid social media user, has been sharing a lot of yoga videos and photos lately for people who are locked at home and cannot hit the gym. Here are a few of our favourite asanas from the actor's Instagram feed.(Instagram/@malaikaaroraofficial)

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In her latest, she shared three asanas for all the mothers. The first is Vrikshasana, which is also known as the Tree Pose. In this pose, one has to stand erect and fold the right leg while placing the sole on the inner thigh of the left leg.(instagram/@malaikaaroraofficial)

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The second is Trikonasana, which is one of Malaika's favourite asanas for improving overall posture and spine health. In this, one has to stand straight with their feet comfortably apart and turn the right foot to face outside, with the heel inwards. Both the heels should be in a straight line and then inhale, and bend the body from the hip to the right, with the left arm raised straight up. (instagram/@malaikaaroraofficial)

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While doing this pose, one has to stand straight with the feet together and arms by the side. Then slowly take a deep breath while raising the arms up, take namaskar mudra and exhale while bending the knees. The final position is straightening the back and pushing the tailbone to the ground then holding it for 15-20 seconds. While inhaling, come back to the first position.(instagram/@malaikaaroraofficial)

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Eka Pada Rajakapotasana variation, which is also known as King Pigeon Pose, helps open up the hips and make them more flexible. In this, one has to get into the Downward-Facing Dog (Adho Mukha Svanasana) pose then bring left leg forward, crossover it and sit on the left thigh while the left heal touches the right thigh.(instagram/@malaikaaroraofficial)

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For Parvottanasana, start from Downward-Facing Dog pose then inhale and bring the right foot forward. Maintain a distance of 3 to 4 feet. Then draw the left foot at 45-degree angle and point the right feet to the shorter edge of the mat. Lift the torso up and turn the face in the same direction as the front foot. While exhaling, take your arms behind and clasp each elbow with the opposite hand. Maintaining the length of your spine, keep the crown of the head extending forward. (instagram/@malaikaaroraofficial)

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Start with Downward Facing Dog for Parsvakonasana and keep the feet grounded and palms firmly on the floor, inhale and bring the right foot forward between the palms. Push the left leg straight back, tuck the toe in, and heel up. Slowly exhale, push the pelvic down and take the right thigh parallel to the ground. Again inhale and lift the right hand up. Hold for 10 to 15 seconds and release the posture.(instagram/@malaikaaroraofficial)

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