Half lotus pose is best for ‘connecting with inner universe’ and Rakul Preet Singh shows how – fitness

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Brushing aside our mid-week blues in the course of the novel coronavirus pandemic, Bollywood star Rakul Preet Singh gave a glimpse of her morning yoga session and our motivation to hit the grind is lit. The diva not only gave fans a sneak-peek into her morning meditation but also shared the key to make “the soul speak”.

Rakul showed her 15.5 million followers on Instagram how she connects with her inner universe when she isn’t indulging in an intense workout session. Taking to her maintain on the photo-sharing app, the De De Pyaar De star shared a picture featuring her sitting in a half lotus Yoga pose or Ardha Padmasana.

Donning a black sports bra teamed with grey yoga pants, Rakul sported a loose bun as she sat against the wall with her eyes closed and a look of deep concentration on her face. The caption elaborated, “Quiet the brain and the soul will speak #meditation is connecting with your inner universe! GOOD MORNING (sic).” 

Since a lotus pose or Padmasana isn’t readily accessible to many practitioners, particularly for people with tricky knees, half lotus is pretty comfortable and a good substitute of yoga’s most iconic postures. It opens the hips and stretches the feet and ankles.

To raise a meditative state, breathe out and in deeply through your nose right through this pose and switch legs by spending equal amounts of time with the contrary positioning. Aside from stretching the muscles around the pelvis, legs and ankles, the purpose of half lotus could also be to calm the brain for meditation and is restorative.

This pose helps promote good posture and maintains flexibility in one’s gluteal muscles in conjunction with the deep rotator muscles of hips. Since any vigorous activity like running can tighten the piriformis, half lotus pose helps in stretching it.

The piriformis may also be tightened because of state of being inactive by sitting too much. Half lotus yoga pose could also be useful whether one has symptoms of sciatica.

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