Shilpa Shetty is among the fittest actresses of the entertainment industry in the current times. She has been doing yoga for years now. And if you’re active on social media, and follow the Instagram page of the diva, you would know that the actress loves to share various yoga asanas and their health benefits with her fans and followers. As International Yoga Day 2021, is just around the corner, we decided to take you through this super-effective yoga psoe, called Madukasana performed by the actress, and the correct way to do it.
Shilpa Shetty Shows How To Do Mandukasana
In one such video, Shilpa recently showed what is the correct way of doing Mandukasana and the importance of the pose. According to Shilpa, “To support all kinds of healing processes, the main source of energy comes from the core of our being. So, the Mandukasana is a very important asana as it focuses on your navel centre, which also happens to be your life-force centre called the second brain. It has the ability to give you the energy to combat all weaknesses.” She wrote on her post.
Considering the whole covid 19 situation and the lockdown, Shilpa further mentioned in her post that, “In difficult times like these, we need to focus on ourselves; so we can dispel all negativity and bring in positive energy to the center of our core chakra called the ‘Manipura chakra’.” She added.
Steps To Do Mandukasana
- Facing forward, Sit on a mat with your knees under your thighs.
- Form a fist by folding your fingers and palms and place it on your stomach.
- Take a deep breath and exhale, stretch your spine and press your navel while going down.
- Rest your forehead on the ground and stay in the position for 10 seconds
- Return to the neutral position and relax.
Caution: people with knee, ankle, and back pain issues should avoid this asana.
Benefits of Doing Mandukasana
Shilpa in her post also mentioned some effective health benefits of doing Mandukasana. “You will feel the energy flow to your solar plexus. Focusing on your navel will help you open your mind and reduce blood sugar levels as it works on the pancreas.” She wrote.
Shilpa believes that the Mandukasana pose helps with improving the flexibility and mobility of the knee and ankle joints. Mandukasana is also known as the frog pose that helps with reducing the fat from thighs, belly, and hips.
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