Actress and reality TV host Shilpa Shetty’s name is synonymous with yoga. The star is a true blue fitness enthusiast who regularly shares photos and videos of practicing different yoga asanas. Her latest music video features three easy yoga asanas that are beneficial for overcoming period pain, PCOD issues, and balancing hormones in the body. Keep scrolling to learn all about these poses.
On Monday, Shilpa, who is married to Raj Kundra, posted a menstrual pain relief plan featuring three simple yoga asanas. The poses are Child’s Pose or Balasana, Lotus Pose with Raised Arms Variation, and Staff Pose or Dandasana. The star shared the low-impact program saying that these poses help stimulate and improve reproductive organ function by “primarily focusing on the pelvic region, abdominal muscles, and back.”
“Dealing with menstrual cramps month after month for years together is never easy…especially when you have multiple responsibilities to take on. But, regularly making time for yourself and practicing yoga regularly helps overcome the pain and helps regulate the cycle,” Shilpa captioned the post.
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The low-impact program begins with Shilpa doing Child’s Pose or Balasana while sitting on the yoga mat with her calves tucked under her thighs, body extended forward, and hands extended over her head.
Next, the star did the raised arm variation lotus pose by sitting in Padmasana with her back straight and raising her hands parallel to the floor. At the end, she did Staff Pose or Dandasana while sitting on the yoga mat with her back straight, her legs straight, her toes pointed, and her palms resting on the floor to the side of her hips.
Besides helping to overcome menstrual pain and balance hormones, here are some other benefits of these three asanas.
Benefits of Child’s Pose or Balasana:
Child’s Pose gently stretches the spine, thighs, hips, and ankles. This asana calms the mind, reduces anxiety and fatigue, and stimulates blood circulation to the head when combined with deep breathing exercises. It also corrects our posture.
Benefits of Lotus Pose:
Lotus Pose opens the hips, stretches the ankles and knees, strengthens the joints, calms the brain, keeps the spine straight, and helps develop good posture.
Dandasana Staff Pose or Benefits:
This asana helps improve posture, strengthens back muscles, lengthens and stretches the spine, stretches the shoulders and chest, nourishes the body’s resistance to back and hip injuries, and helps calm brain cells.
So, what pose are you trying today?