Yoga For Weight Loss – Introduction
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“Yoga is the journey of the self, through the self, to the self.” — The Bhagavad Gita
I hope the quote itself made clear that today I’ll be talking about yoga but specifically the topic of the hour will be YOGA FOR WEIGHT LOSS.
However, before moving further let’s talk about the benefits of yoga. Which I know you people are very well aware of, and a few days back we have also posted a detailed article on the Importance of Yoga and benefits of yoga in our daily life.
Time changes, years change, months change, days change. All that comes in the way of this wave of change gets affected. However, yoga is the only thing that stood in the way of this wave and remained the same for around 5000 years. Every year many new forms of exercise and training come into being. But yoga without changing its form has been serving people with innumerable benefits for many years.
Yoga not only helps in burning calories and toning muscles but also provides many other physical and mental benefits. Today, as we all know that our world is consumed with chaos. In such difficult times, yoga comes as a knight providing us with much-needed stillness and relief. In simple terms, yoga helps in disciplining the body through breath control, meditation, and specific body movements and postures. As I mentioned above, yoga not only benefits our body but in addition to it, helps us in dealing with issues like stress, anxiety, depression.
According to many recent researchers, the complexity of yoga and its different postures can keep us away from major health ailment issues.
So, without wasting much of your time let’s dive into the main topic of our article that is Yoga For Weight Loss.
7 Yoga Asanas for Weight Loss
1-Trikonasana (Triangle pose)
⭐To perform this asana you need to stand straight. Your feet should be wide apart and your hands straight. Hands should be parallel to the ground. Then bend on your right side and try to touch your right foot with your right hand. Remain in this position for 10-20 seconds and then repeat the same with the other side.
⭐⭐This pose helps in reducing the belly fat. It’s twisting motion helps in improving digestion. By engaging the muscles of your legs and arms this pose helps in building more muscles.
2-Virabhadrasana (Warrior pose)
⭐For doing this asana, start by standing straight. Now keep your feet around four feet apart from each other. Raise your arms to parallel to the floor and turn your face in the left direction. Now turn your left foot 90 degrees to the left and bend your left knee. While doing this asana, the angle of your hip and thigh should be 180 degrees. Stay in the position for around 30- 60 seconds and then repeat the same for the other direction.
⭐⭐This yoga pose helps in the strengthening of the muscles, thighs, and buttocks and also tones the abdomen, ankles, and feet. It also increases the circulation of blood throughout the body and helps in treating problems like stress by keeping your mind calm.
3-Chaturanga Dandasana (Plank pose)
⭐If you are a complete beginner try it using a wall. Stand a few inches away from the wall. Now press your palms into the wall just below your shoulder, and keep your elbows tucked against your side. Let your muscles work in a way that you are pushing the wall away from yourself. At the same time let your shoulder and chest muscles engage in countering the movement. While doing this tuck your pelvis down, under, and raise your upper chest slightly. Remain in this position for around 1 min.
⭐⭐ This pose helps in strengthening your core. Although it looks simple, this asana has many benefits. When you are practising this pose only then will you realize its intensity on your abdominal muscles? This pose helps you build power. Moreover, this asana aligns your whole body and builds strength in your erector spinae.
4-Adho Mukha Svanasana (Downward Dog Pose)
⭐For this asana, you need to indulge all your fours(both hands and both legs). Now start by coming on all your fours to form a tabletop. While doing this you need to make sure that your hands are directly under your shoulder. The knees should be in line with the hip. Take a deep breath. Straighten your legs and push your hips up. Your body should be in an inverted V position while your feet should be flat on the floor. Now try to touch your ears to the inner part of your arm while staying in the position you are. Remain in this position for a few minutes and take deep breaths. Now come back to the tabletop position that you made earlier.
⭐⭐Although it helps in the toning of your whole body this asana gives attention to specific muscles. It helps in strengthening parts like your arms, thighs, back, and hamstring. While remaining in this pose and taking deep breaths engages your muscles and tones them. This also helps in increasing the circulation of blood throughout your body.
5-Sarvangasana (Shoulder stand)
⭐For this asana, you need to lie down on your back and place your feet flat on the floor. Your feet should be a comfortable distance away from your hip. Now you need to place your arms next to your ribcage and bend your elbows 90 degrees. Hold onto the outer edges of your mat. On an inhalation, press the back of your shoulders and your feet into the floor and then lift your hips. Then, you need to press the inner feet down and don’t let the knees spread out wide. You can stop them from spreading by engaging your inner thigh. Lengthen your tailbone and slide your shoulder blades down your back. While doing this keep your neck neutral. Put your hands behind your back and remain in this position for 5-15 breaths. Now to come out of the pose release your arms and roll your spine down.
⭐⭐This asana again has multiple benefits and helps in weight reduction a lot. This pose works on our thyroid and glutes. It not only helps in the reduction of weight but also tones our muscles, helps in improving digestion, regulates hormones, and helps in improving the thyroid levels. This asana is also helpful in strengthening your back muscles and curing back pain.
⭐For doing this asana you need to lie flat on your stomach and keep your feet and hip-width apart from each other. Your arms should be beside your body. Now hold your ankle by gently folding your knees and pull your legs back after inhaling and lifting your chest and legs off the ground. Look straight and try to remain stress-free. Remain in the position and let your body concentrate on breathing. Your body should be like a bow. After your body gets comfortable to exhale and release the pose after 15-20 secs.
⭐⭐ This asana is considered the best if you want to lose belly fat. Bow pose helps in massaging the abdominal organs, improves digestion, and helps in the strengthening of thighs, chest, and back. With improved blood circulation, it helps in strengthening and toning of muscles along with providing a good stretch to our body.
7- Utkatasana (chair pose)
⭐For this Asana you need to stand straight with your feet joined together and hands should be placed by your side. Now raise your arms above your head in such a way that your palms should be facing each other. Bend slowly from your knees just like we do in the squat position. While doing this your thighs should be parallel to the ground. Remain in this position for 10-15 seconds.
⭐⭐There are many benefits to this chair pose. But the main ones are- it helps in strengthening the thighs, ankles, calves, and spine, stretches shoulders and chest, reduces flat feel. This pose also helps in balancing the body and brings determination to the mind.
Concludingly I would like to say that I have listed very few asanas in this article. I hope that these will help you in reducing that unwanted fat hanging around and will also help in providing you mental peace. All you need to do is to make Yoga as your lifestyle to stay fit forever. As I always say our comment section is always open for your suggestions. So, do share with us if this information was helpful for you people in any way. You can also add up to this given information by letting our audience know some other asanas in the comment section.