Malaika Arora Finds Monday Motivation In Eka Pada Ashtanga Namaskara Yoga Asana
Malaika Arora performed Eka Pada Ashtanga Namaskara yoga asana in Monday motivation for her Instagram followers. Her picture of doing this yoga asana in printed blue sports bra and tights is posted on Instagram early in the morning.
What is the picture about?
Malaika Arora is a fitness freak who often shares her fitness mantras with her Insta followers. Today morning, she performed a very difficult yoga asana to inspire her Insta fans. It is called Eka Pada Ashtanga Namaskara and it involves taking the bodyweight on knees, chest, arms, and chin.
What Is Eka Pada Ashtanga Namaskara Yoga Asana?
It is one-leg eight-limbed pose and an intermediate asana in yoga. It can also be called an advanced variation of the knees-chest-chin pose. In this asana, you bring your knees, arms, chest, and chin together to support your body weight while lifting your legs one by one.
How to perform Eka Pada Ashtanga Namaskara?
Malaika Arora gives detailed instructions for this yoga asana. You need to start with the tabletop position by keeping your knees together and bringing your wrists under the shoulders.
Exhale: Fold your elbows to allow your chest and chin to drop to the mat.
Inhale: Lift your left leg as far as possible and bend your right knee to place your foot under the left leg for support. Hold this position for 10-15 seconds and then try it with the right leg. In this way, you can repeat the position with both legs.
What are the advantages of Eka Pada Ashtanga Namaskara yoga asana?
This yoga asana involves balancing body weight on knees, chest, arms, and chin. And it requires a lot of strength. Practicing this asana builds inner strength by boosting the energy level. It strengthens legs, glute, and back and neck muscles. Also, it tones hips and waists and makes the spine more flexible.