Practicing yoga has several advantages and when performed consistently, it is a great way to lose weight with less sweat.
What’s more – you don’t require expensive equipment to practice yoga and anybody can do it.
While there are different yoga poses to help you achieve your desired goal, the following positions listed below would help you a great deal especially when experiencing weight problems.
Yoga for Weight Loss Poses
1. Cobra pose
While lying face down on the floor with your feet flat against the ground, press your legs and hips down.
Hold your hands firmly under your shoulders with your palms down and fingers spread apart.
As you press into your hands, lift your upper torso – head, chest and upper back off the floor.
Try and push your shoulders backwards. Take a few deep breaths, relax, and then breathe out.
Apparently, this the simplest yoga pose that works to tone your buttocks muscles and abs, suitable for beginners.
2. Saluting the sun
You perfect this position by standing on joint feet and folding your hands in front of your chest.
Lift hands above your head as you bend backwards, and then breathe out.
Bend your waist with your hands rested on your sides while your palms to the ground.
Without bending your knees, try and touch them with your forehead.
Finally, raise with your back in stiff position while your fingertips firmly on the ground.
3. Warrior 1 pose
While standing straight with your left leg tilted some few feet to the left, rotate your feet and your torso to the left.
As you keep your right leg straight, bend your left knee over your toes. Then lift your arms above your head with your fingertips pointing upward.
This yoga position aims at toning your thighs, abs, and arms.
4. Warrior 2 pose
Follow warrior 1 pose, but turn your head to a position where your eyes are facing in the same direction as your right hand.
Repeat this posture for the other leg as well. Those who suffer from high blood pressure or diarrhea are highly advised to avoid this pose.
5. Eagle pose
Lift up your left leg and try to wrap it around your right leg. Carry a repeated performance with your hands.
With your hands in front of your face, try to lift up your left hand. Then bend it a little bit – wrap it around your right hand.
Stay in that position for some few seconds, before you let go.
6. Chair pose
Standing straight with your hands in front of you, lift your hands above your head.
Bend your knee and make sure your thighs are aligned to the floor. Bend your torso forward, and then exhale.
Remain at that pose position for as long as possible. At your own pace, go back to your original standing position.
Keep off from this pose if you have knee or back injury.
7. Plough pose
As you lie flat on your back on the floor, place your arms by your side and bend your knees.
Bit by bit, lift your legs from the hips. You can place your hands on hips for more support.
Slowly bend your legs at the hips and try to touch the floor behind your head with your toes. Exhale.
Return to original lying position by gently rolling your back to the floor. Inhale
8. Bridge pose
While lying flat on the floor try and breathe out and push up, and off the floor with your feet.
Lift your body up in the air as your neck and head remain firmly flat on the floor. For more support, use your hands and push down.
For the maximum stretch, clasp your fingers just below your raised back.
9. Wind-releasing pose
As you lie down on the floor, bend your knees towards your chest with your ankles held together.
Hold your arms together over your knees as you try to lift your head up from the floor. Inhale and relax slowly.
10. Bow pose
While lying prostrate on your stomach, bend your knees with the aim of touching your feet.
Stretch your stomach and extend your feet upward, at the same time lifting your upper torso.
As you perform this, your shoulder blades should be held down and back.
Assume, this position for some time as you hold your breath, relax, and breath out.
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