Thursday, 30 November 2017

Yoga For Weight Loss

Yoga For Weight Loss


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The key to yoga for weight loss is getting your heart rate up for a short amount of time before dropping it again, then repeating the process. This keeps your nervous system from getting too stressed, and is perfectly achievable in yoga! When you’re struggling on your weight loss journey, it may be difficult to believe that yoga can help you shed those pounds. Sure, some specific yoga poses may help you lose weight. 

But why should you consider practicing yoga for weight loss when you can pump iron?


Yoga brings you the whole package! There are several elements that contribute to weight gain, and yoga can help tackle all of them. There’s more to yoga than light stretching. There’s actual science behind yoga for weight loss, and we’re here to explore some of the ways it can help.

Does yoga for weight loss work?

Yoga for weight loss is absolutely effective, provided the right poses and sequences are performed. It’s important to pay attention to the areas of your body that need improvement and focus on those.
Remember that yoga doesn’t focus only on your body. Yoga for weight loss is also a state of mind and is a great step when it comes to self-improvement.

Our eating habits, hectic schedules, workload and daily lifestyle have taken a toll on our health due to which we tend to gain weight faster. However, practicing yoga on a daily basis has certainly helped many people lose weight. The fact that yoga brings mind, body, and soul on the same platform, it leaves one refreshed even after a mild session of Yoga. 

10 yoga asanas for weight loss

Setu Bandh (Bridge Pose): This asana is good for thighs, lower back and the core. For doing this asana, lie down on your back and bend your knees so that your feet's rests on the floor. Keep the same distance between your feet and buttocks as your hands. Now, try to lift your body in the upward direction. Do this for 5-10 times & then release.
Bhekasana (Frog Pose): Lie on your belly and reach back to grab your feet as in bow pose. Now while inhaling, lift up your chest and squeeze the shoulders towards each other. Fold your feet towards the hip region and let your hands hold the toes. Hold this pose for 5 breaths and then gradually release.


Shalabhasana (Locust Pose): Lie on your belly and put your hands below your thighs while forehead and chin are resting on the floor. Now try to raise your left leg straight up to 10 inches. Do not bend your knees. Try doing the same thing with your right leg. At the final stage, do this with both your legs.

Chakki Chalan (Grinding Pose): Chakki Chalan asana is very effective for reducing belly fat. For this, you have to sit in a comfortable position & spread your legs straight in front of you. Keep your legs together in a straight position without bending your knees. After that join your hands & move it in circular motion over your legs. The circular motion will provide a good massage and will help in stretching your stomach, hands, and legs. Do it 10 times in clockwise position & 10 times in anti-clockwise position. Release slowly.

Pavanmuktasana (Wind-releasing Pose): This asana is good for your stomach & helps in reducing belly fat. Lie down on your back in a straight position. Now lift up your left leg & bend it from the knee. Try to touch your chin to your knee while pressing your left leg towards stomach. For this, you will have to lift up your head a little. Follow the same with the other leg and you can also try doing the same movement with both the legs at the same time.

Vakrasana (Twisted Pose): Sit in a comfortable cross-legged position. Keep your posture straight and keep your right hand on your left knee. Now, try to twist your body in the left direction. Do this in the right direction too.


Trikonasana (Triangle Pose): This asana helps in toning your arms & thighs. It also improves the flexibility of your body. Stand straight, with your feet wide apart. Now turn your right foot out to 90 degrees & left foot out to 15 degrees. Now bend your body to the right side, downward from the hips. Make sure that you keep your waist straight, allowing your left hand to come up in the air while your right hand comes down and touches the ground.  Try to keep both the arms in a straight line. Repeat on the other side.


Garudasana (Eagle Pose): This asana is great to get thinner thighs, legs and arms. Stand on the floor in a straight position, keeping the hands besides the body. Lift your left leg up, fold it from the knee and wrap it around the right leg. Lift your hands up, bring them in front of the chest and wrap the left hand around the right hand looking straight.


Mayurasana (Peacock Pose): Shed those extra kilos around the stomach by practicing Mayurasana. Kneel down and sit on your heels. Keep your hands on the floor, fingers pointing towards your body, thumb outwards and palms pressed against the ground. Place elbows in such a way that they are pressed against your belly. Straighten your legs from behind and stretch them. Lift your body up, on your hands and legs. Remember to keep your body and legs be parallel to the floor.

Surya Namaskar (Sun salutation): Surya Namaskar is a set of yoga asanas done in succession that can help reduce flab if done on a regular basis. Since it employs various forward and backward bending asanas that flex and stretch the spinal cord, it provides a stretch to the whole body. It is believed to be the best full body workout. It does not only help in reducing weight but also helps in keeping away other ailments.



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