Check Out Malaika Arora’s Suggestions For Three Yoga Asanas For ‘Better Mental Health’

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    Yoga is known to have numerous physical benefits, including keeping one fit and agile. Yoga, on the other hand, helps to improve mental health by reducing stress and anxiety.

    Malaika Arora, who frequently shares her favourite yoga poses on Instagram, recently discussed three poses that can help improve mental well-being. “Mental health requires equal attention as physical health,” says the actor.

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    Are you curious about the poses? Adho Mukh Svanasana, Balasana, and Sukhasana are the three.

    Adho Mukha Svanasana

    Aside from its physical benefits, Adho Mukha Svanasana helps to relax the mind and relieves headaches, insomnia, and fatigue. It also improves blood flow to the brain.

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    How should I perform?
    • Kneel on the floor, keeping your knees hip-width apart.
    • Put your hand into the ground.
    • Straighten both elbows and knees, with heels on the floor and ears on the inner arms.
    • Raise the hips into an inverted ‘A’ shape.


    This asana is known for calming and relaxing the mind as well as the body.

    How should I perform?
    • Inhale while sitting on your heels with your knees apart.
    • Bend forward and exhale by lowering your brow to touch the floor.
    • Swing your hands forward, arms parallel to your body.
    • Hold this position for two to three minutes.


    Sukhasana, like the other two asanas, has a calming effect on the mind, reducing stress and anxiety.

    How should I perform?
    • Sit down and extend your legs in front of your body, crossing them at the shins.
    • Place each foot beneath the opposite knee, with your knees wide.
    • Place your hands, palms down, on your knees.
    • Maintain a straight face.
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