Did you know that yoga is already 5000 years old? Through the years, it has evolved and became a very useful form of exercise that anyone who wants to achieve overall wellness can try. This is because it is based on five basic principles, which include exercise, diet, breathing, relaxation, and meditation. So yes, it is not just a meditative practice, but also something that can help you attain your fitness goals such as weight loss.
As you perform the various poses, you can actually burn some calories, and this helps you shed the extra pounds and have a better figure.
Incorporate the following yoga moves in your daily exercise regime, and you will certainly lose weight soon enough:
The boat pose, also known as ‘Navasana’ is probably the simplest yoga move that you can do to lose weight. It is powerful because it can target the different muscle groups in your body. If you are more interested in getting rid of the fats in your belly, the half boat pose will work the best since it concentrates on your abdominal region.
To do the boat pose, sit on the floor with your legs extended in front of you and press your hands on the floor a little bit behind you. Start lifting your torso and legs as high as you can. You have to inhale as you lift up and exhale as you come back down. Repeat the steps five times.
Let’s take a look at the video below that provides further instruction.
From a simple standing asana, breathe in and raise your arms forward. Exhale and bend your knees going down as far you can and make sure that your shoulder blades are firm. Hold this position for about 30 seconds and do it again.
Doing the chair pose for 5 to 10 minutes can help you burn about 200 calories and could even be more than that if you add some variations. The higher the resistance is, the more calories you will get to burn.
Now, lets watch as this professional instructor gives directions.
Twisted Chair Pose
This pose has the same steps as the chair pose except that you need to have twist your torso to the right. Lower your arms and press your palms against each other, and put them in the prayer position.
Follow the instructions in this video.
The regular plank exercise is an excellent way to burn calories and improve the core strength of your body. In yoga, you can achieve the same thing. It may look simple, but it actually has immense effects that can support you as you try to shed the extra pounds. You will feel the intensity on your abdominal muscles, and this works great if you are aiming to have rock-hard abs.
Follow along as this instructor guides you on the best way to do planks.
Aside from stimulating the thyroid gland, the shoulder stand yoga pose also aids in relieving stress and depression, as well as in improving your metabolism and strengthening your neck, arms, abs, and legs, which will all help you achieve a sexy figure in the long run.
This instructor shows the safe way to do a shoulder stand.
The bow pose is another posture that can help burn the fats in your belly really fast. You can increase the intensity of this particular pose by pulling your hands and feet in opposite directions while you are lying on your stomach.
Watch as this instructor shows how to do the bow pose.
The eagle pose is not only good for reducing lower back pain but it also does wonders when it comes to weight loss. It aids in toning your thighs, legs, as well as your arms.
The eagle pose is instructed well in this video below.
The ‘sun salutation’ posture is usually a warm-up exercise, but it is quite beneficial for people who are trying to get rid of the extra weight. It can help trim your waist and tone your arms. It supports proper blood circulation and good digestion too.
This instructor guides you on how to do the sun salutation pose.
Now, you have just seen 8 unique yoga poses that you can do everyday to help with your weight loss goals. Not only will you lose weight, but you’ll be more flexible, your core will be stronger and you’ll feel much better.