yoga for weight loss
Yoga for Weight Loss in 10 Days
1. Chaturangadandasana – Plank pose
Chaturangadandasana is the best way to strengthen your core.
As simple as it looks, its benefits are immense.
It is only when you are in the pose that you start to feel its intensity on your abdominal muscles.
2. Virabhadrasana – Warrior pose
Toning your thighs and shoulders, as well as improving your concentration has become more accessible and interesting with the Warrior pose.
The more you hold that pose, the better the results you gain.
With just a few minutes of Virabhadrasana, you will get tighter quads.
3. Trikonasana – Triangle pose
The trikonasana helps to improve digestion as well as reduce the fat deposited in the belly & waist.
It stimulates and improves blood circulation in the entire body.
The lateral motion of this asana helps you burn more fat from the waist and build more muscles in the thighs and hamstrings.
Though this pose does not make your muscles shake as others do, it does give you the benefit that other asanas do.
It also improves balance & concentration.
4. Adho Mukha Svanasana – Downward Dog pose
Adho Mukha Svanasana tones your whole body with a little extra attention to specific muscles.
It helps to strengthen your arms, thighs, hamstring and back.
Holding this pose and concentrating on your breathing engages your muscles and tones them, as well as improves your concentration and blood circulation.
5. Sarvangasana – Shoulder stand
Sarvangasana comes with multiple benefits, from increasing your strength, to improving digestion.
But it is known for boosting metabolism and balancing thyroid levels.
Sarvangasana or the shoulder stand strengthens the upper body, abdominal muscles and legs, improves the respiratory system and improves sleep.
6. Sethu Bandha Sarvangasana – Bridge pose
Yet another asana with multiple benefits is the Sethu Bandha Sarvangasana or Bridge pose.
It is excellent for glutes, thyroid as well as weight loss.
It improves muscle tone, digestion, regulates the hormones and improves the thyroid levels. It also strengthens your back muscles and reduces back pain.
7. Parivrtta Utkatasana – Twisted Chair pose
The Parivrtta Utkatasana is also called the Yoga’s version of the squat.
But you must know that it is a little more intense and tones the abdominal muscles, works the quads and glutes.
The asana also improves the lymph system and the digestive system. It is a great way to lose weight.
8. Dhanurasana – Bow pose
Are you looking for the best way to lose that belly fat?
Dhanurasana helps massage the abdominal organs, improves digestion, and strengthens the thighs, chest and back.
It stretches your whole body, strengthens and tones your muscles with improved blood circulation.
9. Surya Namaskara – Sun Salutation
The Surya Namaskara or Sun Salutation does more than warm up the muscles and get the blood flowing.
It stretches and tones most of the major muscles, trims the waist, tones the arms, stimulates the digestive system, and balances the metabolism.
Surya Namaskar is a whole package of good health and the best way to lose weight.
Yoga to Lose Weight in 10 Days
1. Surya Namaskar
One of the basic, most well-known and widely practiced asanas, surya namaskarliterally translates to sun salutation.
It comprises a series of twelve different yoga poses that focus on various parts of body.
What makes surya namaskar great for the entire body is the fact that it involves twelve different poses encompassed in one – for example, basic prayer pose, forward bend and the bhujangasana (cobra pose).
2. The warrior pose or Veerabhadrasana
It involves going into the mountain pose, followed by stretching one of your legs back and with the other leg going into a lunge like position with your knee at a ninety degree positioning and your hands stretched right above your head.
You can take this further to the veerabhadrasana or warrior pose wherein you bring your hands in front of the chest and straighten your stretched leg, pointing it outwards while your other leg is still at ninety degrees and your both arms are stretched out wide apart.
3. Triangular pose or Trikonasana
Start with a wide legged stance; turn your right foot out.
Now stretch your arms out, wide open pushing the right side of your waistline over your right leg and slowly go down, facing downwards with a flat back.
Keep your right palm on the ground (you can choose to keep it in front of your right foot or behind it) or on a block with your left arm stretched upwards. Repeat the other side.
4. Upward plank or Purvottanasana
This may seem a bit difficult to crack towards the start but the results that this asana yield will leave you much gratified.
This works extensively on your back, shoulders, arms, spine, wrists and fortifies muscles.
It is also great for the respiratory system.
It is great for the core strength of the body as it works on your legs, inner thigh muscles as wells as hips.
5. The boat pose: You lie down on your back and as the name suggests go in to a V shaped position resembling a boat.
Try holding the position for 10 seconds to begin with and increase the bar with every passing day.
You will feel your stomach muscles going for a toss but trust me, this will kill that stubborn belly fat.
6. The bridge pose: Lie down on your back with your hands stretched sideways now fold your knees, spread them out and raise your body up from your pelvis area.
Take support from your hands and hold the position.
This works wonders on your hips, thighs, stomach as well as back.