Deepika’s yoga secrets
Deepika Padukone has always been a trendsetter in Bollywood. Give her any piece of cloth and she will come out looking ravishing in it. She is an epitome of strength and fitness. From the looks of the trailers of her upcoming movies ‘Finding Fanny’ and ‘Happy New Year’, we can say that she’s looking absolutely fit and gorgeous. Wondering how she achieved this? Her Yoga Expert Abhishek Sharma who has also authored a book ‘Fitness On The Go’ tells us her fitness secrets.
What is Deepika’s body type?
Deepika Padukone has an athletic body type. Her typical workout routine is a fine mix of cardio and weight training. She added yoga to her daily fitness regimen in 2008. Deepika does a combination of push-ups and running for her strength training and combines it with yoga for relaxation.
What is her yoga routine?
I have designed a comprehensive yoga session for her for alignment and breathing and also for mental repose and composure. Here’s what she does.
The first stage consists of Surya Namaskar
Surya Namaskar: Deepika Padukone starts with 10 slow cycles of Surya Namaskar. These sun salutations benefit the body, mind and soul. This beautiful set of yoga postures if done regularly can work wonders for every part of the body from head to toe. This yoga sequence helps with circulation of blood ensuring a disease-free body.
Her second stage of yoga comprises asanas helpful for correct posture and spine.
Cat stretch or Marjariasana: The cat stretch brings flexibility to the spine. It also strengthens the shoulders and the wrists. It works on the ab muscles and helps in achieving a toned abdomen. This asana is enormously beneficial in preventing back pain and maintaining a healthy spine.
Shoulder stand or Sharvangasana: This asana stimulates the thyroid and parathyroid glands and normalises their functions. It also helps in relieving constipation and indigestion. The shoulder stand nourishes the brain with more blood. This asana eliminates all lethargy. The whole body feels, light, refreshed and energized after this practice.
The warrior pose or Virabhadrasana: The warrior pose is one of the most graceful yoga postures. It strengthens the arms, shoulders, thighs and back muscles all at one go. It improves the balance in the body and helps increase stamina. This asana is extremely beneficial to release stress very easily in a short span of time.
Deep breathing: Deep breathing is also a good idea to maintain a steady rhythm of the breath and calm the mind.
Deepika Padukone has always had good skin and body but yoga has enhanced her glow, intensified her stamina, and composed her mind.
Could you share a few yoga tips for beginners?
- Fitness does not mean being slim or having six packs. It means being healthy from inside too. Incorporating the warrior posture in daily workout routine will help in maintaining a sound body and mind.
- Yoga should be combined with meditation for internal benefits. The rest one gains in meditation is deeper than the deepest sleep. Meditation prevents stress from getting into the body.
- Think healthy and have a positive mind set.
source : the health site