Anshuka Parwani, yoga and Pilates trainer to stars like Kareena Kapoor, Malaika Arora and Tushar Kapoor is a force to reckon with. The young lady has opened up her own yoga studio that offers classes in Fly-Fit-- a form of fitness that combines aerial yoga, aerial Pilates and aerial fitness
Anshuka Parwani helps her clients get closer their fitness goals; and the founder of Anshuka Yoga, Parwani combines the best of aerial yoga, aerial Pilates and aerial fitness into one power-packed hour for a full-body workout
We asked Anshuka Parwani about what yogalates, and this is what she said, "Yogalates is a blend of east and west because it effectively merges the ancient practice of Yoga from the east with the core stabilizing, posture enhancing dynamics of Pilates from the west. The origins of Yoga date back to around 3000BC India with the emphasis on creating a union with oneself"
Anshuka Parwani added, "Yoga can enhance strength, stamina, flexibility, balance and mental clarity. Through developing a conscious awareness of the body, mind, breath and life force (prana) it has the ability to be deeply relaxing and health enhancing"
"Pilates helps in strengthening ones core/deep abdominals that augment sporting activities, assist in injury rehabilitation and supports those with back problems through re-educating the body’s postural muscles to create a very safe and strong foundation for movement. Both Yoga and Pilates have changed and been adapted over the course of history"
In an attempt to understand why she chose to mix Yoga and Pilates, Anshuka Parwani said, "As opposed to building a body that is simply muscular like in other workout regimens, the use of both yoga and Pilates at the same time will be conducive to the development of a body which is strong as well as lean, graceful, and efficient"
"Practicing both yoga along with Pilates can also lead to a reduction in stress. Because of this feature the practice of the two techniques are also employed as systems of physical rehabilitation. Finally, a benefit of both yoga and Pilates is the increased attainment of harmony and high levels of spiritual, mental and physical fitness," she added
While looking at people practicing yoga and pilates out together, one does wonder how the two compliment each other. To this Anshuka Parwani said, "Yoga and Pilates' techniques make them ideal to complement each other in a workout combo. For example, you can take the stretching emphasis from yoga and retain it for Pilates exercises"
"You can improve your yoga poses after you build up your abdominal muscles from Pilates work. The breathing techniques that are so important and prevalent in both exercise philosophies can even be integrated into your everyday life and routines, which means having a stronger body and a stress-free mind," She added
Anshuka Parwani's journey in Yoga began as a kid practising under the supervision of her mother who has been a teacher for over 15 years. In 2008 a near-fatal bike accident left Anshuka undergoing multiple trauma with multiple fractures to the legs, a broken head and back injury. This is when along with physiotherapy her therapy through Yoga began. Within weeks of practice and a strong mind, Anshuka was walking again. This is when Anshuka decided to dig deeper and understand the meaning of “Yog” & founded her company “Anshuka Yoga."
Anshuka Parwani works with extremely busy professionals who often don't have the time to get a workout in. We asked her what advice she would give them to help them stick to their workout schedule, she said, "Work out efficiently, cater to your own likes and dislikes, use competitions as motivation, make a schedule and commit to it, track your activity levels, choose something over nothing". Here are some candid pictures from Anshuka Parwani's Instagram page
Anshuka Parwani with Kareena Kapoor Khan, the caption said: Happy birthday to the only woman who could change the way everyone looked at Yoga, Pregnancy, Life and Women in the country. Thank you for being such an inspiration to not only me but every woman in the country. More power and love to you
Anshuka Parwani's caption said: Happy birthday to the most beautiful, inside and out. Thank you for being the biggest inspiration. So grateful for everything. Wish you lots of love, health and the best year yet.
Tusshar Kapoor performs a Fly-Fit pose at Anshuka Yoga studio
Anshuka Parwani captioned this: The #AirFit inverted #ButterflyPose #Baddhakonasana helps to open up that groin, inner thighs and hamstrings while working that core with all the benefits of an #inversion. #aerialyoga #painful #destressing #bandra #strengthening #balance #peace #bloodcirculation
Anshuka Parwani helps Malaika Arora with a backward stretch at her studio Anshuka Yoga
Anshuka Parwani captioned this: Testing your boundaries is what makes you grow
Anshuka Parwani captioned this: Happy birthday to the supremely fierce, beautiful and strong Malaika Arora
Anshuka Parwani with Malaika Arora at a launch event
Anshuka Parwani captioned this: Huma Qureshi performs a Fly-Fit yoga pose at Anshuka Parwani's yoga studio, 'Anshuka yoga'
Anshuka Parwani is a yoga teacher to the starts. Lauded for being the woman behind Kareena Kapoor Khan's amazing post-pregnancy transformation, here's a look at her unique fitness regimen -- FlyFit and Yogalates