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Celebrity yogi and entrepreneur Malaika Arora is back with another ‘move of the week’ and this time it is a video clip of one of the yogasanas that help strengthen her core.
This video featured her performing the ‘tripada marjariasana’ and her caption listed the benefits of this yoga pose. “For me, yoga has always been the go-to workout for strengthening my core muscles,” read a part of her caption.
This yogasana is a variation of the cat-cow pose and it mainly targets our core muscles, spine, knees, and neck. It involves a leg lift.
For the uninitiated, a strong core may help tone your muscles and improve your everyday tasks.
Tripada marjariasana stretches and strengthens the backbone and knee muscles; and improves flexibility and mobility.
The spine stretch involved in this yoga pose also massages the spine and helps relieve all the tension from the neck, knees, and torso.
It engages multiple parts of your body in strong muscular movement rather than focusing on being still, which may prove an effective way to create balance.
This asana involves slow movement and deep breathing, and is a great way to build muscle stability, and build body awareness and strength.
Malaika suggests you practice this yogasana in a set of 10 on each side to work up a great sweat.