Yoga asanas for weight loss

 Due to increased consumption of fast /packaged foods and continuously sitting because of work from home and excessive use of social media . All these reasons give rise to the gain of weight which is considered such a hazardous problem by people due to various reasons such as :-

  • It lowers confidence .
  • It gives rise to many diseases .
  • It lowers your influential and social image . 
This is a kind of problem faced by different aged people . Here are some yogic asanas that would surely help you in weight loss :-

1. Warrior Pose ( Virabhadrasana ) 

How to perform it ?

Stand straight in a wide position with your feet parallel to each other . Extend from your both arms from your sides and relax your both shoulders . Now turn your left foot  90 degrees out and then bend the knee into a lunge .Keep your knee above your ankle and it should point over the toes.  Now turn your head to the left and look towards your fingers. Similarly towards the other side .

  • It improves circulation and respiration .
  • It increases focus , stability and balance to body .

2. Bow Pose ( Dhanurasana ) 

How to perform it ?

Lie in a prone position by keeping your feet apart in line with the hips and the arms keeping them at the side of your body . Now fold your knees and take your hands backward and also holding your ankles . Now slowly , inhale and lift your chest off the ground simultaneously pulling your legs up and towards the back . Now look straight . Your body is now in the shape of a bow . Don’t overdo the stretch and also don’t perform this asanas in hurry . After some seconds when you want to release this asana firstly exhale , and then gently bring your legs and chest to the ground .

  • It is very beneficial for diabetes . 
  • It helps in regulating the blood sugar levels also it reduce obesity

3. Downward dog Pose ( Adho Mukha Svanasana ) 

 How to perform it ?

Lie  on the floor with your frontside towards the floor . Keep your hands shoulder width apart with your shoulders above your wrist . Now align your inner shoulders with your index fingers . Tuck your toes against the ground and extend your legs and lift your both knees into the air. Now make your body into “V” shape. Extend your spine by pressing palms of your hands and balls of your feet. Pull your pelvis up by using the triceps in your upper arms to stable your body .

  • It stretches the lower body
  • It calms the mind

4. Bridge Pose ( Sethu Bandha Sarvangasana) 

How to perform it ?

Lie on your back by bending both knees and placing your feet flat on the floor and hip width apart. Press your feet into the floor, inhale and lift the hips up . Press down into the arms and shoulders to lift the chest up .

  • It opens chest and heart .
  • It stimulates abdominal organs.

5. Chair Pose ( Utkatasana) 

How to perform it ?

Stand tall by keeping your feet slightly wider than hip-width apart . Your arms should be at the sides . Breathe in and lift your arms up by keeping them straight and they should be parallel to your wrists . Relax your shoulders . Now breathe out by bending your knees and keep your thighs and knees parallel . Now lean your torso forward by creating a right angle with the top of your thighs . Keep your neck and head align with your torso and arms . 

  • It develops core strength in the body .
  • It builds heat in the body which helps in weight loss.

6. Cobra Pose ( Bhujangasana ) :-

How to perform it ?

Lie down in a prone position . Keep your face down  with your entire body extending . Bring your hands underneath the shoulder blades.  Slowly lift your upper body. Use lower back muscles to lift higher . Look slightly forward and up. 

  • It is found to be beneficial for asthma .
  • It gives strength to spine .

7. Camel Pose ( Ustrasana ) 

How to perform it ?

Prefer yoga mat for this asana . Kneel down by placing your hands on the hips . Keep your knees and shoulders inline . Your feet ‘ s sole should be facing the ceiling . Now lean in the backward direction and touch your right heel with right hand and similarly with left . The thighs should be in vertical position and hips should be in forward direction . Now bend your head and spine in backward direction . don’t overdo from your reach . Relax your whole body and keep your body weight equally on the legs and arms . Your arms should be in such a way that their should be a arch on the back . Stay in the position until you are comfortable .Then slowly release your hands from the heels and come to the initial position .

  • It helps in reducing thigh fat .
  • It helps in relieving lower back pain and also improves posture .

You will never attain your objective in one day even if it is weight loss . Start from doing yoga for less time . Consistency is the key here . You can feel the result by yourself in few days .

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