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You thought only the bench press and dumbbell flyes can give you that shoulders and chest like Siddharth Malhotra? You will be surprised how quickly yoga can offer you results. These yoga asanas recommended by celebrity yoga expert Abhishek Sharma require holding your body weight so that you work the muscles of your upper body more efficiently.
Bakasana or crow pose: You will feel the crow pose working on your chest, shoulders, upper arms, upper back as well as your core. Stay in this position for around five breaths gazing at the ground below so that you are steady.
Tittibhasana or firefly pose: Firefly is an arm balancing pose which is excellent to define and sculpt the muscles of your upper body. Hold for as long as you can to get the maximum benefits out of this pose.
Eka pada adho mukha svanasana or three-legged downward facing dog pose: The three-legged downward facing dog is a killer move for toning your chest, arms and upper back. Hold for 8-10 breaths on both sides and you will feel the burn.
Chaturanga dandsana or four limed staff pose: The four limed staff pose will work your upper body and core like no other. To make the pose all the more challenging, alternate between lifting one foot off the floor.
Purvottanasana or intense east pose: Though the intense east yoga pose looks relatively simple, this pose challenges your shoulders, triceps and upper back and as a bonus it also tones the back of your legs and your tush. Press into your feet and lift your hips as high as you can and hold for five breaths.
Marichyasana or sage pose: The sage pose is excellent to define your upper arms, shoulders and chest. This pose requires extreme flexibility and balance in the hamstrings as well as the hips. If you are a beginner, you may just want to stick to the side plank. Hold for five to six breaths and do it on the other side.