When Thomas Wayne taught Batman, “So why are we falling, Bruce? So that we can learn to recover, ”we took this advice to heart and Shilpa Shetty Kundra also campaigned for it in her own way this Tuesday. Her peaceful Padmasana or lotus pose inspiration will have you rolling out your yoga mats already, while her powerful wellness tips are all we need for the rest of the week.
Shilpa took to her social media grab and shared a fitness picture showing her in sultry athleisure clothing – a gray bralette top with off-the-shoulder strap detailing and gray tights. Shilpa pulled her straight locks back into a medium, low bun and sat cross-legged, hands on knees and eyes closed in meditation.
Method to nail the lotus pose from Padmasana or Yoga:
Sit on the floor or on a yoga mat with your legs straight and your spine upright. Bend your right knee and place it on your left thigh with the sole of your foot up and your heel close to your stomach.
Repeat the same step with the other leg, placing your hands on your knees in the mudra position. Keeping your head straight and your spine upright, close your eyes and breathe in and out gently.
To encourage a meditative state, inhale and exhale deeply through your nose during this pose and switch legs by spending the same amount of time in the opposite position. Since a lotus pose or padmasana is not easily accessible for many practitioners, especially those with tricky knees, half lotus is quite comfortable and a good substitute for the most iconic poses in yoga.
Benefits of Padmasana:
This pose promotes good posture and maintains the flexibility of the glutes along with the deep rotators of the hips. Since any vigorous activity like running can tone the piriformis, the half lotus pose helps stretch it.
The piriformis can also be tightened from inactivity from sitting too much. This asana opens the hips and stretches the feet and ankles.
Padmasana should not be performed by anyone with a knee injury or any form of injury to the ankle or calf, or suffering from back or spine problems, or sciatic infections or weakness in the sciatic nerves.
The picture was labeled with a quote similar to that of Batman’s film, except that it was from Confucius and read, “Our greatest fame is not never falling, but getting up every time we fall.” Shilpa shared her own wellness tips: “There will always be moments that push you to the ground. In times like these, I firmly believe that if you fall seven times you become strong enough to be able to get up eight times (sic). “
She added, “This ascent will require a great deal of courage, courage, willpower, and strength in some of your most difficult moments. But these properties will only make you more resilient and robust on this journey called life (sic). “
The actor ended her note with a powerful message: “Every time you get up you will come back with fresh determination and motivation to make even the impossible possible (sic).”
The news was part of their weekly Shilpa Ka Mantra or Mental Health Awareness and the positive news is exactly what we needed to get our peace of mind back to factory settings. What about you?
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