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‘Take yoga as a lifestyle’: Malaika Arora stresses on the importance of yoga in her life

Malaika Arora has always given us major fitness goals and stressed on the importance of yoga. On International Yoga Day, she shared a video on Instagram detailing the way yoga helped her at various junctures of her life.

By: Lifestyle Desk | New Delhi | Published: June 21, 2020 1:40:08 pm
malaika arora, yoga She states that yoga for her is not just having a ripped body but a more wholesome pursuit. (Source: malaikaaroraofficial/Instagram)

Every year, on June 21, International Yoga Day is celebrated. This year, however, things are starkly different. In the light of the pandemic, the theme this year decided upon by United Nations is “Yoga for Health – Yoga at Home”. The benefits of yoga both for the body and the mind need no telling. Several practitioners as well as celebrities have vocally advocated yoga to be included as a way of life.

Malaika Arora has always given us major fitness goals and stressed on the importance of yoga. On International Yoga Day, she shared a video on Instagram detailing the way yoga helped her at various junctures of her life. She begins by saying yoga for her is not just having a ripped body, but a more wholesome pursuit.

“People who know me, they know that everyday is International Yoga Day for me. Not a lot of you know this but yoga helped me through some of the toughest moments of my life – Both personally and professionally. And I’m not talking about just yoga asanas, I’m taking about leading my life in a way that I focus on the positives, be grateful for the life I have, the people I have in my life and work every single day to get better at it. Yoga has taught me all this,” she wrote.

“This International Yoga Day, you should not just take up yoga as a workout form but as a lifestyle. As long as you have yourself, your loved ones, you have the power to overcome any obstacle. Today being Sunday, give yourself a little love. Practice yoga, cook for your family, spend the evening in conversations and just dwell in all the positivity. I wish everybody a happy international yoga day!” she added.

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People who know me, they know that everyday is International Yoga Day for me. Not a lot of you know this but yoga helped me through some of the toughest moments of my life – Both personally and professionally. And I’m not talking about just yoga asanas, I’m taking about leading my life in a way that I focus on the positives, be grateful for the life I have, the people I have in my life and work every single day to get better at it. Yoga has taught me all this. This International Yoga Day, you should not just take up yoga as a workout form but as a lifestyle. As long as you have yourself, your loved ones, you have the power to overcome any obstacle. Today being Sunday, give yourself a little love. Practice yoga, cook for your family, spend the evening in conversations and just dwell in all the positivity. I wish everybody a happy international yoga day! Love, light and happiness, Malaika Arora @sarvayogastudios @thedivayoga #mylifemyyoga #fitindiamovement #yogawithsarva

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If you need proof on how Arora takes yoga seriously, you can check out this picture wherein she has nailed an inverted yoga posture.

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Hey everyone. I know you’ve been wondering where I had disappeared but I think we all needed some time to ourselves. Locked down at home has made us closer to ourselves, physically and mentally. But I think a lot of us have embraced it and adjusted our lives around this ‘new normal’ and a lot of you have been asking me what I’m doing at home, how I’m staying regular at my workouts. So here I am, back at it and back for you, with #malaikasmoveoftheweek So all of you who’ve been spending Monday’s wondering what to do, its time to stretch out those muscles! Remember to tag @sarvayogastudios & me when you do the pose. This week’s move is Halasana and here’s how you can do it: 1. Lie on your back with your palms facing the ground 2. Take a deep breathe in and with that exhale, press your palms into the floor and raise your legs towards the ceiling 3. For added support you can place your hands on your lower back 4. You can also bend your knees if you’re losing balance 5. Slowly & gradually, try touching your feet to the ground behind 6. Breathe slowly. To come out of the post, slowly release your hands from your back and bring your feet flat on the ground Halasana is known to calm you sympathetic nervous system and flush out toxins – from your body and your mind. Now let’s see some beautiful pictures rolling in and get the week started! #malaikasmoveoftheweek #mylifemyyoga #internationalyogaday #sarvayoga #yogaplusmondays #mondaymotivation #fitindiamovement

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Take out the mat already!

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