Yoga for weight loss?
Apart from stress relief and mental peace, Yoga also has a bunch of other benefits like increase in flexibility, improved respiration, improved Energy, improved Metabolism and weight reduction etc…
But Today, we are more likely going to be diving deep into a few yoga exercises that will actually help you to lose weight.
#1 Ardha Navasana (Half Boat Pose)
This is a very effective pose as it directly works the abs muscle
While performing this pose, you will feel your abs muscles being stressed/Worked out.
To perform this pose, you will have to place your hands on the ground for balance, and raise your legs first. After you gain balance, you may raise your arms parallel to the ground.
To make it more effective, lean back a little and move your knees a bit farther away. You will soon find it getting harder. (harder=effective)
#2Utkatasana (Chair Pose)
This pose is more like a regular squat hold. This is a very effective exercise for weight loss.
Place your feet together and raise your arms as you lower into the squat position.
You need to make sure that you are able to see your feet in front of your knees as you don’t want to bent it too forward.
Try to get your thighs parallel to the floor.
#3Vasisthasana (Side Plank)
Side planks are quite common and mostly recommended by experts while working out abs.
Begin with a regular plank position by placing your palms facing the ground, widening the shoulders and keep your foot toes together.
Tilt your body to the left as you want your left foot touched on the ground and the right foot is face up.
Substitute your weight to your left hand while you slowly take your right hand off the ground.
Make sure that your body is straight and not leaning at the front or the back.
Hold for about 30 seconds and do the same thing on the other side.
#4 Sarvangasana (Shoulder Stand)
Initially, start off by keeping your back flat to the ground and your feet in the air. use your hands to roll your body backwards on your upper back. As soon as that’s done, place your hands on your lower back and balance your body to keep yourself straight.
Try stretching your legs towards the ceiling.
Take 6-7 deep breaths
#5 Vriksasana(Tree Pose)
It’s not as easy as it looks like. Initially, you certainly will lose balance.
But you can get on with it with practice.
Keep your back Straight, Fold your left foot to rest inside your left thigh. Try to balance maintain the balance by bring your shoulders back up.
Press your hands to your chest to help maintain the balance.
Hold for about 30 seconds and Do the same thing on the other side.