What’s the ‘Y Challenge’ & Who’s Done It?

The fitness challenge, which has caught the attention of Malaika Arora and Sunny Leone, targets several muscle groups at the same time.

What's the 'Y Challenge' & Who's Done It? - f

"Only because it's trending."

Our favourite fitness enthusiasts from Bollywood maintain their enviable bodies by hitting the gym or yoga mat regularly.

They motivate their social media followers by posting pictures and videos of themselves working out for a rigorous session.

Whether it is Malaika Arora, Sunny Leone or Karishma Tanna, all these stars have one thing in common – they love exercising.

And recently, these three divas participated in a new fitness challenge that is taking over social media.

The fitness challenge tests the core strength, stability and flexibility of a person. All the three divas posted clips of themselves nailing the trend.


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A post shared by Malaika Arora (@malaikaaroraofficial)

The Y challenge involves a person standing straight with one foot resting on the wall.

Keeping the leg on the wall, revolve your body 180 degrees so that you are now facing the floor.

Then, placing your palms on the floor and balancing your body on them, lift yourself and stretch the other leg up in the air so that your body is making a Y shape.

Bring the raised leg down and ease back onto the floor to return to your original position.

Malaika Arora was the first star to hop on the trend, also known as the Y challenge. The star first did it with her fellow yoga enthusiasts at the gym, including Akansha Ranjan Kapoor.

Then, Malaika did it alone at her yoga studio. She nailed the trend both times. She captioned one of the posts: “Cannot not hop on this trend.”


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A post shared by Karishma Tanna (@karishmaktanna)

After Malaika, Karishma Tanna participated in the challenge. She did the routine at home, dressed in a lavender racerback sports bra, workout tights and hair tied in a sleek ponytail.

Alongside her post, she wrote: “Only because it’s trending.”


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A post shared by Sunny Leone (@sunnyleone)

Sunny Leone also did the trend, and like Karishma, she practised the pose at her home. The star captioned her post: “The Y Challenge.”

There are many benefits of doing yoga. It is an easy way to get you started on your journey to a relaxed mind and fit body.

Yoga improves strength, balance and flexibility, helps with back pain relief, eases arthritis symptoms, and improves your sleep cycle.

We often see celebrities break a sweat to stay in shape, mostly because their job demands it.

From losing weight for a role to shedding post-pregnancy kilos to be back at work and so on – there are a plethora of reasons why actors and actresses workout.

Yet now, in a health-centric world, we see our stars move towards a more holistic form of fitness.

Amidst this, when often stars take to social media to post pictures from their routine, the Y challenge has taken the internet by storm.

Ravinder is a Journalism BA graduate. She has a strong passion for all things fashion, beauty, and lifestyle. She also likes to watch films, read books and travel.

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