Five times when Malaika Arora set fitness goals with #MondayMotivation posts

Updated: Oct 23, 2019, 15:31 IST | mid-day online correspondent | Mumbai

Malaika Arora shares a workout video or photo every Monday on her Instagram account to preach the importance of being fit. On her 46th birthday, let's re-look at some of the best #MondayMotivation posts shared by her

Malaika Arora. All Pictures: Instagram/malaikaaroraofficial
Malaika Arora. All Pictures: Instagram/malaikaaroraofficial

Malaika Arora is an epitome of beauty, and there are no second thoughts about it. She knows how to live her life on her own terms and more importantly, knows how to take care of herself by hitting the gym regularly. Her workout pictures are loved by many on social media, and most of all, her gym attire! Taking her 'fitspiration' a notch higher, Malaika collaborated with Sarvesh Sashi and built a yoga centre for women.

From pilates to weight training and yoga, Malaika Arora can do it all. The actress-judge has a weekly section called, 'Malaika's Monday Motivation' where she shares a workout video or an asana, and makes the complex of things look simpler. On her 46th birthday, let's take a look at some of our best picks.

Here, we bring to you some of Malaika's best workout videos:

In the first post, the Chhaiyya Chhaiyya girl is seen hanging upside down with the help of suspenders. Malaika, who is in a relationship with Arjun Kapoor, shared this video on Instagram and wrote: "Sometimes, all you need to do is, change your view. If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at CHANGE. - Dr Wayne Dyer. Hello universe! Hello new day! Hello new week!" [sic]"

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Filmmaker-friend Farah Khan was awestruck looking at this picture, and commented, "U b**dy look good upside down also [sic]"

In this second picture, Malaika is seen doing a headstand with her knees bent and toes pointing at each other. She captioned the video as: "The point isn't how well you performed today, the point is that you showed up. Wake up and show up everyday. The one hour you spend everyday for yourself to be physically and mindfully fit is the most important one hour. [sic]"

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The yogini's next asana talks about believing in miracles because it happens with Chamatkarasna. Speaking about the benefits, she updated her followers by writing:

It truly is a miracle asana, which helps in both physical and psychological benefits.
1. It meticulously combines the back bend and single hand balance.
2. Physically, it opens the chest, shoulders, and throat.
3. Opens the hips and hip flexors.
4. Stretches and strengthens the back.
5. It cultivates feelings of universal love and acceptance.

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The next one is about stretching, bending and releasing the stress with these little things. "Practise makes perfect"..... am still a work in progress.. starting this week with some stretches, bends,yoga.repeat... [sic]"

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Last but definitely not the least, Malaika with her business partner, Sarvesh Shashi. It's escalating to see these two balance out some difficult asanas with so much ease. Sharing the pictures, Malaika wrote: "Yoga helps you become who you want to be. It gives you self-confidence, self-belief and the mental power to go the extra mile! Flying into the week like this! #malaikasmondaymotivation with my partner in crime @sarvesh_shashi [sic]"

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Last year, Malaika Arora celebrated her birthday with beau Arjun Kapoor in New York. The fitness expert never lets anything come between her and her workout. Recently, she was on a tour and stole one hour in the morning, to begin her day being energised.

Do you envy her beauty?

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    Born on October 23, 1973, Malaika Arora is inarguably the fittest mommy in Bollywood. She was born in Chembur, Mumbai. Her parents divorced when she was 11-years-old. While Malaika's mother Joyce Polycarp is Malayalee, her father Anil Arora, who hails from the village Fazilka near the Indian border, is of Punjabi origin. Malaika, who turned 46 this year, has truly maxed that enviable figure for years. (All pictures/Malaika Arora's official Instagram account)

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    Talking about her younger days, Malaika Arora studied in Swami Vivekanand School, Chembur. She is also an alumnus of Thane's Holy Cross High School where she studied till Std IX. She later attended Jai Hind College in Churchgate, Mumbai.

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    Malaika Arora stayed in Borla Society opposite Basant Talkies in Chembur before embarking for a modelling career.

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    Malaika Arora started her TV career as a VJ on MTV. After which, she started modelling and went on to bag many television commercials. She was later seen in the video for the music album 'Gur Naal Ishq Mitha' but gained popularity for being a part of the item number 'Chaiyya Chaiyya' in 'Dil Se' opposite Shah Rukh Khan.

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    In 2010, Malaika Arora sizzled the item song 'Munni Badnaam Hui' from the film 'Dabangg' which became very popular with viewers. The sensuous actress set a world record of sorts in 2011 when 1,235 participants performed the song 'Munni Badnaam Hui'.

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    Malaika Arora was one of the judges on the dance reality show Nach Baliye's Season one and Zara Nachke Dikha. She also became a judge on Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa, India's Got Talent and India's Next Top Model.

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    Talking about her fitness, Malaika Arora doesn't propagate fad diets. One thing she is clear about is that people must eat healthy meals, and exercise. You'll never see Malaika on a crash diet, or following trends merely because they are popular in the West. She believes in having three wholesome meals a day — breakfast, lunch and dinner. And that's about it.

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    Malaika Arora self-admitted that she grew up in a South Indian household, and consumed rice generously. She still has ghee every day. But, you'll never see her binge-eating. She is very particular about her meals, and always eats on time. In fact, Malaika doesn't eat after 7.30 pm.

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    Malaika Arora is not someone who goes crazy over burgers and pizza. She is more of a home-cooked food loving person. Malaika had revealed that even while growing up, she would never eat junk food. Eventually, it did not become part of her meal plan. Though she's not been crazy about sweets, she makes sure she does not deprive her body of it.

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    Talking about her exercise routine, Malaika Arora loves to participate in a mix of fitness activities. She heads to the gym because she likes weight-training and functional exercises. However, what really changed her was yoga. Malla started practising it to heal a hamstring injury. But, yoga helped her internally, externally and holistically. Yoga changed the actress' mood, thought process, mental and emotional state.

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    Malaika Arora usually trains six times a week, but, even if she doesn't make it to a class, she practises yoga at home for 30 minutes - which includes breathing and stretching, and perform Surya Namaskars. Malaika begins her day with a headstand. Even if she is in a rush, Malaika makes sure to practise yoga for 20 minutes.

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    Malaika Arora also trains in weight and practises pilates twice a week. When weight training, she concentrates on either the lower or upper half in one session.

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    Talking about her personal life, Malaika Arora married Arbaaz Khan in 1998. Both met during the shoot for a coffee ad. The couple has a son named Arhaan who was born in 2002. Though, unfortunately, Malaika and Arbaaz announced their separation in 2016.

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    Malaika Arora had revealed that she has instilled the importance of a healthy lifestyle in her son Arhaan Khan. She encourages her son to take up a sport instead of sitting at home and playing video games. As Arhaan has seen that his mother is health-conscious, he too has adopted that lifestyle.

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    Here's a look at Malaika Arora's pictures on social media that prove she ageing like a wine:

    Malaika captioned this image: Sometimes, all you need to do is, change your view. If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at CHANGE. - Dr Wayne Dyer. Hello universe! Hello new day! Hello, new week!

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    "It's thrilling to be associated with Reebok's thought-provoking campaign 'It's Not A Man's world.' Let's celebrate strong women who are fearless and acknowledge their work and individuality in every aspect of life," Malaika's caption to this image!

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    Malaika looks stunning in this monokini. She wrote alongside: #malaikasmondaymotivation ..... find ur happy place n cherish it ....

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    Hey Malaika! "What you looking at?"

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    "Practise makes perfect"..... am still a work in progress.. starting this week with some stretches, bends, yoga, repeat..... - Malaika captioned this image on Instagram.

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    "Breathe. Stretch. Hydrate. Nothing works better than coconut water post your workout to stay fit and hydrated," captioned Malaika to this image.

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    Malaika captioned this image: Being happy is a choice .n I choose to be happy ..... also I think happiness looks good on me...... so keep ur opinions n ur negativity to urself n spare me ur crap #notinterested #toobusybeinghappy #notimefornegativity

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    "A perfect way to begin my day .... jus dive in," wrote Malaika alongside this picture on Instagram.

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    "Soaking it all in! Pure bliss," captioned Malaika!

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    "Laughs n smiles n love all around ..... thank u @preetasukhtankar for these crazy pics... to good old girlie time #mygurls," wrote Malaika, alongside this candid picture.

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    We wish the stunning beauty a very happy birthday! May you always shine bright and keep inspiring us.

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