8 yoga poses to lose weight

Did you know that yoga not only helps in maintaining the harmony of the mind, body and soul. But also aids in improving the metabolism of the body. Yoga helps you achieve your desired weight loss. The best part about yoga is that it leaves you fresher and more energetic than before after the work outs. Read about the different yoga poses that will aid you in weight loss.
Surya Namaskar
Surya Namaskar is the best yoga has to offer as far as the poses are concerned. It works on the whole body especially on the big muscle group. A beginner can start with a few rounds of it and gradually increase the number of rounds. It helps to lose weight.

Warrior Pose The warrior pose strengthens the hamstrings, thighs, legs and ankles as the body weight is transferred on the thighs with the forward bend. It helps to stimulate abdominal organs which can help increase the stamina. Stamina built up can help you to keep going over a longer period of time.

Cobra Pose
This is the pose which works on the chest and the back region. The heart opening pose helps to take deep breaths resulting in more oxygenated blood being pumped to different parts of the body. The oxygenated blood helps to burn the fat. Helps in toning the buttocks too.

Bow Pose
This is more of an advanced yoga pose but not only helps in burning the fat but also helps in toning of arms and legs. One can feel the stretch in the abdominal region taking this pose. The stretch helps to loosen up the fat in the region. Continous practicing of this asana further melts the loosen belly fat.

Side Bends
It’s as important to work on muscles in the stomach region as often as working on other muscles group. After a certain age the body stops to grow and the fat starts accumulating in the stomach region. Side bends helps to melt those love handles. These bends might not help to burn a lot of calories but will be instrumental in inch loss.

Konasana stretches the sides of the body and the spine. It tones the arms, legs, and abdominal organs

Trikonasana stretches the sides of the body. It tones the arms, legs, and abdominal organs. This aasan also improves flexibility of the spine and hips

Cat stretch
Cat Strech gives flexibility to the spine. It strengthens wrist joints and shoulders. It massages the digestive organs and tones the abdomen. Cat Strech also improves digestion.

Weight Loss Recipe
You may like to try this tasty, healthy Ayurvedic recipe that will aid in weight loss

Vietnamese vegetable stock

Preparation time: 1 hour


Water – 2 liters
Sliced carrots – 1 cup
Sliced cabbage – 1 cup
Sliced celery (stem) – ½ cup
Sliced white radish – 1 cup
Salt – 1 ½ teaspoon


-Steam all the vegetables.

-Boil water separately in a saucepan.
-Add two tablespoons of ground vegetables to the boiling water and stir.
-Put the remaining steamed vegetables into the saucepan.
-Add salt to taste.
-Stir and serve hot.

(Recipe Source: Art of living)