Benefits of yoga on weight loss

Weight loss is an issue bogging down half the human race at this moment. Obesity is becoming a very dangerous condition leading to psychological and physical ailments. When on one hand, being overweight leaves you under confidant, on the other hand, excessive fats lead to cardiovascular diseases.

Moreover, pollution and stress are piling up the tentative health problems for everyone on the globe. You definitely don’t want to increase the chances of getting sick. Here Yoga comes into play!

1. The Sun Salutation (Surya Namaskara)

Surya asana is a very effective exercise for losing weight. This consists of 12 unique yoga asanas which are to be performed in a series. These poses include the prayer pose, raised arms pose, hand-to-foot-pose, equestrian pose, stick pose, salute with eight points pose, cobra pose, mountain pose and tadasana. All these combine to make up a one-for-all fat burning exercise.

2. The Warrior Pose (Virabhadrasana)

This posture is initiated by a mountain pose, i.e joining both palms together over your head. Then, gradually stretch your one leg backwards and with the other leg, make 90 degrees angle with respect to ground. This one is best for your thighs and arms. With the advantage of weight loss, this routine will also help you maintain an overall stability and balance.

3. The Boat Pose (Nauka Chalan)

This one can also be called the ‘V-pose’. To start with, lie down flat on your back. Then come to v shape by lifting your back and thighs together. Hold for few seconds and repeat. This exercise is one of the best to accompany with a diet to weight loss. It massages the lower abdomen.

4. The Bridge Pose (Setu Bandh)

The thigh and belly fat can be easily tossed apart by this asana. All you have to do is to start from a flat-back position. Then, fold your legs inside. Try to raise your pelvic area by holding your feet in support.

5. Upward Plank (Purvottanasana)

If you are looking to tone up your arms, wrists and back, the upward plank is your ideal yoga pose. Sit with stretched legs in front. Place your palms close to the hips. Prepare to lift your body up. Balance the entire weight on your palms and toes. This will strengthen your core and spine.

Finally, while the above are some of the basic yoga techniques, there are more advance techniques of yoga which were taught in yoga classes. Hopefully this articles will help you in becoming expert yogis!

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