International Yoga Day is just around the corner. The Yoga day is celebrated every year on 21st June. This year, the theme of the day is 'Yoga for Well-Being' and it is so apt because we all have been going through a rough, exhausting patch because of the coronavirus pandemic. So, we thought of sharing a yoga asana with you that can benefit your overall body.

All those who follow Shilpa Shetty Kundra on social media religiously know that she is a fitness freak. She is one celebrity who has always inspired us to get to a fitness routine. We are glad that she keeps motivating us to practice Yoga every now and then with her posts on social media. 

Shilpa Shetty Teaches How To Do The Pada Sanchalanasana

Some time back, Shilpa Shetty took to her Instagram handle and shared a video sharing how the Pada Sanchalanasana or the cycling flow yoga should be done. In the video, she shared what common mistakes people make while performing this pose at home and showed us how we can perform it correctly for all its benefits. 

In her post, she shared that it is very important to understand the technique to do a pose if one wants it to be effective. She demonstrated both the incorrect and correct forms of the yoga asana. 

Have a look at the video and see how you can perform the asana correctly. 

 
 
 
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What Are The Benefits Of Doing Pada Sanchalanasana?

Shilpa Shetty on her Instagram post shared that the asana helps in strengthening the abdominal and lower back muscles. She also shared that the asana is good for the hip and knee joints. 

She further wrote that the asana helps in stimulating the digestive system and helps in curing digestive issues. 

  • The pada sanchalanasana or the cycling pose is a great asana for the hip and knee joints. 
  • If you wish to lose belly fat, the cycling yoga pose is the best way. It further helps in weight loss. (yoga asanas for weight loss)
  • Practicing the pada sanchalasana helps in strengthening the abdominal and lower back muscles. 
  • Doing the cycling pose helps in stimulating the digestive system. 
  • When one performs the cycling pose, the abdominal organs get massaged and stay healthy. 
  • If you have lower back issues then you must regularly practice the pada sanchalasana.
 

How Many Times Should You Do The Pada Sanchalanasana?

In her post, Shilpa Shetty Kundra shared that one should do 2 sets of 10/15 each for starters. After a week, one can do 3 sets of 15 each with a 20-second gap. 

If you are still new to Yoga then make sure you perform the asanas in the presence of your instructor. If you are a beginner performing Yoga on your own then go slow with the asanas. 

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Quick Tips

When practicing the pada sanchalasana, make sure you lay straight on the mat placed on the floor. Your head should be flat on the mat. 

After completing every variation of the pada sanchalasana, make sure you relax. When your breathing becomes normal, practice it again. 

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If you get cramps while performing this asana, take a break and inhale deeply. Let the whole body relax with exhalation. 

Experts advise that those with high blood pressure, heart issues, and back problems like slip disk should not perform this asana. Also, women in the second or third trimester of pregnancy should not practice is asana. 

Those undergoing any medical treatments should first check with their doctor if they can practice the asana.

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