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Shilpa Shetty in Yoga Workout Gear Shares New Year's Resolutions

She’s practically a guru at this point.

Bollywood star Shilpa Shetty is starting the new year with yoga and positivity. Shetty, 48, shared a video of herself wearing a pink and purple yoga outfit, posing on a teal blue mat. "I'm starting 2024 on a 'balanced' note with the Ashwa Sanchalana Salamba Utthita Eka Padasana, which is a great balancing asana🧘🏻‍♀️ It helps improve focus & concentration, and also enhances the coordination between mind & body. It also improves the back's and the hamstring's flexibility. Please note: People suffering from back pain or slip-disc and pregnant women must avoid this asana. Wishing you all a Happy, Prosperous, and Healthy New Year… My resolution for 2024 is to LIVE IN THE 'NOW' with awareness, balance, and gratitude," she captioned the post. Here's how Shetty takes care of herself, inside and out.


Sharing Her Ab Workouts

Shetty frequently shares her workouts on social media, including her intense ab exercise routine. "Recipe for washboard ABS: Planks, Planks, & More Planks💪," she captioned an Instagram video. "This workout trains the entire body, primarily driven by the core muscles. Stimulate all your muscles by performing these 3 exercises for 3 sets and 15-20 reps.

1) Extended Arm Plank: Hip Extensions

2) Side Elbow Plank: Hip Dips

3) Elbow Plank: Hip Abduction and Adduction

It strengthens the core, arms, legs, shoulders, & back muscles; and builds muscular endurance.

Can be done at home with just a mat on days you are running short of time, but want to move that body as it takes only 20 mins. Caution: Do not try this if you are a beginner."


Yoga and Meditation

Shetty is a long time devotee of yoga and meditation. "Asanas like Setu Bandhasana strengthen the Vishuddhi chakra (Throat chakra) that helps one voice their opinions & thoughts, and gives clarity of communication," she captioned an Instagram video of herself doing yoga poses on a mat. "The Ardha Halasana and Navasana help strengthen the Manipuraka chakra (or Solar Plexus chakra), which determines one's self-confidence and the ability to take action. Eat clean, lead a healthy lifestyle, and make yoga-meditation an integral part of your daily routine. Your mind and body will thank you ♥️🙏."


Fitness Is Her Target

Shetty says her entire workout regimen is about health, not the "perfect" body. "I've never given a good figure too much importance," she tells Complete Wellbeing. "Fitness was more my target. I went to the gym not to look good but to feel good and be fit. I worked out and I wanted to maintain a healthy body. Like Bhagavan says, [Bhagavan is the founder of the Oneness University] if you want to be successful, if you want to achieve something in life, you need to be fit. If your immunity is low, it's not going to allow you to work as hard as you would otherwise have. It stems from this understanding."


Healthy Diet With a Cheat Day


Shetty enjoys a healthy diet with one day a week for any indulgences. "I am a foodie. I love food, but I eat the right food," she tells Complete Wellbeing. "I have a healthy diet. I keep one day in the week when I eat anything like cakes, kulfi, and gulab jamuns. My day starts with aloe vera juice. It is great for your immune system; it's great for your skin. Then I have porridge and tea. I avoid white sugar as far as I can and have only brown sugar. My theory is to replace everything white with brown — be it brown bread, brown rice, or brown sugar. I don't eat steamed or boiled food. I eat normal food but cooked in a healthy vegetable oil or olive oil. For lunch, I have dal rice [brown] or chapati and chicken curry and one vegetable. If I am hungry in the evening, I'll have one brown toast with two eggs and tea and, at night, I try and eat early. I eat a salad, soup and one chicken dish. My diet is very simple. It's easy to follow."


Fitness Challenge

Shetty loves challenging herself and posting the results online. "Failure is a stepping stone to success. Keep trying, push yourself, but never give up," she captioned a humorous Instagram video. "Today, I took up the #StandUpChallenge! It tests one's mobility, which is the ability to move your entire body freely and normally. It encompasses muscle strength, range of motion, and endurance capacity helping you with great mobility. It took me a couple of tries (as you can see😋) but, I believe failure is funnier than success."

Ferozan Mast
Ferozan Mast is a science, health and wellness writer with a passion for making science and research-backed information accessible to a general audience. Read more
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