Shilpa Shetty Kundra is not just strong believer of Yoga but she also tries to promote it as much as she can for the betterment of society. She had also launched her Shilpa’s Yoga DVD for promoting benefits of Yoga and help people to learn it easily. On occasiion of Wolrd Yoga Day here is Shilpa Shetty talking about her Yoga love.
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Dear Instafam , Pranayama: Prana means life (no life without breath), Ayama means practice/control. So when you practice control over breath you WILL have control over your LIFE and MIND. It not only cleanses 72000 nadis/channels, your mind and blood ,but that cleansing process translates into energy.. SHAKTI.. This power helps you positively manifest your AURA, RELATIONSHIPS,SELF-AWARENESS and GOALS. This International Yoga day start with Pranayama.. Welcome the NEW you. Inhale the future, Exhale the past..Enjoy the present. A big thankyou to @narendramodi ji who leads and inspires by example.🙏 and @ra_rathore for keeping the momentum going so passionately #humfittohindiafit With gratitude Shilpa Shetty Kundra #internationalyogaday #yogini #power #shakti #gratitude #startyoga #swasthrahomastraho #benefits #pranayama #breathe #yoga #home
What’s your workout routine?
I make sure that I concentrate on my breathing for at least 15 minutes a day. If I can’t do my entire workout regime, I follow my
fitness schedule thrice a week.Yoga and weight training too .Once you are over 35, you lose a lot of muscle mass and bone density. You need to work on strength and agility. There are different kinds of workouts that help you target different problems and different body parts. There is rope workouts I enjoy learning.. I’m also doing advance yoga right now so that requires a lot of core strength building.
How much time do you devote to cardio.
I just walk take the stairs wherever I can.. no separate cardio..
What is your nutrition?
I have made a few modifications. I eat a heavy breakfast, heavy lunch and a lighter dinner. You only need energy in the day that is why we need to keep the carbs low at night. I take a high-protein fibre diet. It is important to choose the right carbs. I eat lots of raw vegetables and fruits that have fibre and minerals.
Why you took up Yoga?
I was suffering from cervical spondylosis and my physiotherapist advised me to do yoga. That is how I got into this and realised that it not only healed my neck but had strengthened it as well. The most important thing about the injury is you need to strengthen it back again from the core. And yoga helps you do that. Yoga is quite brilliant. You feel peaceful after doing yoga and peace equals to happiness. I feel yoga is the road to happiness.
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“They say..Consistency is the key to Mastery..Discipline isn’t glamorous but will always be effective in the long run. 15 yrs ago affected with a C4 C5 neck injury (and thought I would never be able attempt this) .. but kept at it.. consistently..Cause I am a warrior.. aiming to hit the bullseye 😬with the #bowarrowpose Ahem! Video courtesy : @rajkundra9 ( consistently fab😘) #bowarrowpincha #yogacrazy #yogini #gratitude #consistency #discipline #instagood #saturday #readyforsundaybinge #nevergiveup
You love yoga..
Yes, it is about body balance and building core strength. It not only strengthens your body but also your mind and bones and the alignment of these three aspects of your life make you far more centered, energetic and stronger.
Is it okay to have a yoga session around evening?
Early morning or evening before sunset is great .. as long as you haven’t eaten 2/3 hrs before.
Why is savasana so important?
Savasana relaxes the body and stomach breathing improves circulation, concentration and relaxes the muscles. It is greatly beneficial for mental health as it calms the nerves.
What do you drink the entire day?
I have at least two liters of water, that is, eight to 10 glasses of water. It may not necessarily be just water. It can be lime water with mint. I always carry a glass bottle that has mint, sauf (fennel seed) and jeera (black cumin).
What do you avoid in your diet?
I try to avoid refined things like white sugar, white bread and fine flour. Not so much rice though. I try and stick to red rice and brown rice. A few times, if I like to have naan with butter or biryani, I do indulge in it.