Kareena Kapoor's yoga workout was much talked about when she drastically lost weight a few years back. Kareena had always been a pleasantly plump girl and she slimmed down a lot for the movie 'Tashan'. In fact she used yoga for weight loss so well that she came down to size zero! That is why many people would like to know the secret of Kareena Kapoor's yoga workout.
It is believed that Kareena Kapoor's yoga workout is called the hot yoga or Bikram yoga. This kind of yoga is called hot yoga because it is done in a room that has increased heat and humidity. The standard yoga poses are practised in a room that is heated up to 105 degree F and has 40 percent humidity. The extra heat and humidity of the room helps stretch your muscles and the warm up session becomes shorter.
Kareena Kapoor's yoga workout comprised of 90 minutes of intensive yoga in the heated up room. She practised certain special yoga poses following which, she also went through a process of cooling down by doing meditation. Kareena Kapoor's yoga workout ended by doing pranayama and kapalbhati both of which are breathing exercises.
Here are some simple yoga poses and steps that you have to follow in order to try out Kareena Kapoor's yoga workout.
The kind of yoga Kareena Kapoor practised was done in a heated and humid room. You can turn the heater on in your exercise room but make sure you are maintaining the right temperature.
The warm up becomes much easier due to the heated up room. The warm up is a series of stretching exercises and even some cardio exercises like running on the treadmill.
The Surya namaskara is the most essential part of power yoga. It works on every part of your body and thus, this is the first yoga pose that follows the warm up.
Naukasana or the boat pose is done to get rid of abdominal fat. You have to lift your upper body and legs to form a boat. It stretches your abdominal muscles and helps you get a flat tummy.
The Bhujangasana is also called the Cobra pose. For this yoga pose you have to keep your lower body still and lift your upper body like the head of a snake. This yoga pose strengthens your back muscles.
For the Parvatsana or Mountain pose you have to sit in the lotus pose and then stretch your arms upwards to bring them together like a mountain. This pose works on your arm muscles.
This yoga pose is also called the warrior pose. The Virabhadra asana stretches your leg muscles and helps slim down your thighs.
This is a part of the cooling down process after the work out. You have to sit with your legs folded and breathe deeply to let out the steam after the exercise.
Kapalbhati is a breathing exercise in which you breathe through your nose and let off out the breath with abdominal jerks. This helps you to get a flat tummy. It is said that Kareena Kapoor did more than 100 kapalbhatis in a day.