The Best Yoga Poses for Effective Weight Loss

Most of the women have a hard time focusing on their diet and their body due to their hectic lifestyles. The workload, the family pressure, and the daily routine make it difficult for women to live a healthy life. You crave for junk food and snacks at the wrong time of the day. These factors promote obesity and weight gain. The thighs and the stomach are the main target of unhealthy food. Ever feel like screaming when you check your weight after a long time?

Burning up calories and leaving your favorite dishes can be tough, but you have to develop a fitness routine, one way or another, in order to reduce these risks. You can exercise, jog, run, swim, cycle or go for hiking, but all of these methods take a lot of time and energy. By adopting certain yoga techniques, you would experience reduction in your weight and also, you would be able to control your body and soul. Here are a few yoga poses, which can promote weight loss:

1. Setu Bandhasana (Bridge Pose):

Setu Bandhasana (Bridge Pose)

Setu Bandhasana (Bridge Pose)

To perform this yoga pose, you have to lie on your back first. You have to fold your knees and keep your feet and hip distance apart, making sure that your knees and ankles are in a straight line. With your palms facing down, keep your arms beside the body. Roll in your shoulders and touch your chest with the chin, without bringing your chin down. Inhale gently during the whole procedure and you must support the weight of your body with your arms, feet, and shoulders.

Your thighs should be parallel to each other and to the floor. Hold on to this position for a few minutes and come back to the initial position as you exhale. This yoga pose gives a good stretch to your chest, neck, spine and abdomen. It also helps improve digestion.

2. Dhanurasana (Bow Pose):

Dhanurasana (Bow Pose)

Dhanurasana (Bow Pose)

This is one of the easiest yoga poses for weight loss. Simply lie on the floor with your belly touching the floor, rest your hands behind your chest with your palms facing up. Bend your knees in such a way that your heels are close to your buttocks and exhale. Take your hands back and hold your ankles. Make sure that your knees are just hip-width apart.

Lift your heels away from your buttocks and inhale while doing so, and simultaneously, lift your thighs away from the floor. Press your shoulder blades against your back and open up your chest. Maintain this position for about 20 seconds and then, return to the initial position. It improves your posture and it also, stimulates the organs of your neck and abdomen.

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