Yoga is the most wonderful tool for enhancing one’s mental and physical health. It is an ideal aid for weight loss in a most healthy way.
Here are 5 best Yoga poses to Lose Weight
It is not possible for every woman to hit a Gym regularly and doing exercise with instruments has its side effects too. You may lose weight easily in Gym, but once you stop that, you get back that flab sharp.
On the other hand, Yoga acts like an aerobic exercise when done at moderate speed, helping one to get in shape. And Yoga has the capacity to correct your postures, cure your diseases and reduce stress. It is the healthiest and most easy way to reduce flab.
It leaves you feeling relaxed, fresh and focused. Yoga brings your mind, body, and breath in harmony, thereby eliminating the stress.
Only keep one thing in mind. It may take months to come to a correct posture of any asana. So take your time and take care that you maintain the correct breathing pattern in each asana. Don’t force yourself to mimic the postures shown by your instructor.
5 best Yoga poses to Lose Weight:
Sun Salutation or Surya Namaskar works on the whole body making it the ideal posture of yoga to lose weight. It tones your neck, shoulders, spine, arms, hands, wrists, leg, and back muscles. Beginners who are not habituated in doing yoga must start with this asana. It helps your body to tone up and makes it ready for Yoga.
One round of Surya Namaskar consists of two sets of 12 yoga poses each. It is advisable to practice as many rounds as your body is comfortable with.
Pavanmuktasana for relaxation is a wonderful posture to interweave into your daily life. This asana must not be practiced by pregnant women. Menstruating women can avoid this asana if they are not comfortable.
Lie flat on your back; keep your legs and arms extended. Bring your knees together and hold with both your hands. Release left leg and keep it extended on the floor, hold the pose for 30 seconds. Now, bring back your left leg, hold both legs and release your right leg. Repeat for a minute, do thrice.
- Stimulates the abdominal organs, thereby increasing their efficiency and improving digestion
- Relieves constipation
- Helps reduce fat in the abdominal area
Dhanurasana has been named after the shape the body takes while performing it – that of a bow. Dhanu means bow; Asana means posture or pose.
Lie on the abdomen with the arms beside the body. The chin rests on the floor and feet are flat on the floor. Inhaling bend both legs and take hold of the ankles with the hands. Raise the head, upper body, and thighs and look up. The body is now like a tensed bow. The body weight rests on the abdomen. Holding the breath remain in this position for as long as comfortable. Exhaling return to the starting position.
- Stretches and strengthens the abdomen and chest
- Improves posture
- Stimulates the organs of the neck and abdomen
- Reduces fat in the stomach
Initially, practice the Asana three times holding each repetition briefly. After practicing this way for some time begin to extend the practice by holding the posture for a few minutes with normal breathing.
Start this asana by lying on the abdomen place the chin on the floor or, if it is more comfortable, turn the head to the side and lay one cheek on the floor. Next, Place the arms under the abdomen. The hands are under the thighs with palms facing down. Start inhaling and press the palms against the floor, keep the legs straight and raise them as high as possible. Holding the breath remain in this position as long as comfortable. Exhaling return to the starting position.
- Stretches and strengthens the shoulders, chest, and belly
- Stimulates the abdominal organs
- Relieves stress and improves posture
As a beginner, you must remember never to push yourself if you are not comfortable in a forward bend. When you move forward, and you feel that the space between your navel and pubis is reducing, stop, lift yourself a little, and continue moving forward. As a beginner, your tight leg muscles might make it difficult for you to bend too much, and it might look like you are sitting. It’s alright. With practice, your body will become far more flexible.
- Improves digestion
- Soothes anxiety and reduces fatigue
- Relieves stress
- According to traditional texts, this pose can increase appetite and reduce obesity