Shakira showed off her incredible flexibility as she rehearsed for her performance at next week’s MTV VMAs – where she will be honoured with the Michael Jackson Vanguard Award.

The Columbian songstress, 46, shared a slew of behind the scenes snaps to her Instagram including one where she posed with her legs behind her head.

Shakira slipped into skin-tight black work out gear, along with with knee pads, for the session as she practiced her moves in a large dance studio.

The Hips Don’t Lie hitmaker could be seen writhing on the floor in numerous positions before grabbing a silver guitar and taking to the mic.

She captioned the post: ‘Guess which song this pose is from? Can’t wait for Tuesday!’.