What Are the Best Yoga Poses to Lose Weight

The most common question asked to those who practice Yoga is ‘Does yoga help to lose weight?’ Well, the answer to this is yes. Power Yoga comprises of some cardiovascular exercises which helps you to lose weight. Did you know that yoga is considered to be the most effective in making you lose weight compared to other exercises? This is the reason why most of the people of US practice yoga to maintain a healthy and stress-free life.

But what are those poses which would help you lose those extra pounds, read on to know:

Prasarita Padottanasana:

 

Prasarita Padottanasana

 

You need to spread your legs 3-4 feet apart and bend forward at your HIPS and not the waist. Thus, your back should be straight when you bend, it should not simply “hunch” forward. Hold the position for 5-6 breath and come back up.

 

Ardha Navasana:

 

Ardha Navasana

 

If your aim is to get a flat stomach or toned stomach then this is the best post to practice as it works directly on you abdominal muscles. Place your hand on the ground and raise your legs and your upper body forming a boat pose where you balance your body on your buttocks. Hold for 30 seconds and lie back.

Vasisthasana:

 

Vasisthasana

 

This asana is perfect for your abs. Start with the simple plank position where you lie with your palms face down and toes together. Now, tilt your body to the so that the outer side of your right foot touches the mat and you balance your body on them and your right arm while you leave your left arm from the ground and raise it above parallel to your shoulder. Hold for 30 seconds before coming back to the Savasana position.

Utkatasana:

 

Utkatasana

 

Known as the chair pose because of the posture this asana is perfect for weight loss. You need to stand straight with your feet together and then quart in a manner that you are sitting on a chair, then stretch your hands above your head. Hold for 30 seconds and stand up straight.

 

Practicing Yoga not only helps you make lifestyle changes get fit and healthy but also creates a better connection between mind, body, and spirit which helps you through your journey. This sense of awareness increases and develops as you continue to practice yoga. While talking in the physicality sense power yoga strengthens your gluteal muscles as well as tones your body.

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