10 POWERFUL YOGA POSES TO HELP YOU LOSE WEIGHT


Yoga is an art of living and it is now getting universally adopted as fitness regime to attain flexible body and bring relaxing to your mind at the same time. Some of the benefits of yoga are:

  • It helps to keep your brain focused
  • Yoga helps to ease out physical and mental stress
  • Improves blood circulation
  • Increases flexibility
  • Strengthens your muscles

Another amazing benefit of yoga is that helps to lose weight and ward off fats from your body. Some of the yoga poses that help to melt the fat are tree pose, downward dog facing pose and many such other poses.

1. Half Boat Pose

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This pose helps to strengthen your abs and brings balance in your body. Sit straight on the floor with your legs in front of you. Keep your hands behind your hips on the floor with fingers pointing towards your toes. Engage your arms and lift your legs off the floor, with your thighs forming 45 degree angle from the floor and lean your back slightly. Balance your pelvic bones and raise your arms slowly and extend them in front of you. You will that you core is engaged. Hold the pose for 30 to 40 seconds and release.

2. Tree Pose

Tree Pose | Ekhart Yoga
This pose is also called as Vrikshasana and it improves your concentration and balance. Tree pose helps to strengthen your spine and legs. To do this pose, stand straight with your arms on your sides and look straight in front of yourself. Shift the weight of your body on your left leg and raise your right foot and bring it up to your thigh. Let your right foot rest on your left thigh and raise your arms over your head and let your palms touch each other. Hold the pose for 30 seconds and release. To increase the resistance, you can hold the pose for 1 minute. In case you find it difficult in the beginning to bring your palms above your head, you can bring them in front of your chest.

3. Standing Forward Bend

How to Do Standing Forward Bend (Uttanasana)
This pose gives your body a good stretch and improves blood circulation. Stand straight on the floor and breathe in. Bend your body at the waist and breathe out. Bring your arms parallel to each other and hold your toes. Hold the pose for 20 seconds and release.

4. Upward Facing Dog

Yoga Pose Primer: Upward Facing Dog | YogaUOnline
This pose requires your body to come in plank position with your palms facing down. Stretch your legs out and bring your elbows by your side. Lift your upper body and bring your body weight on to your elbows. Arch your back and make sure your knees remain above the ground level. Inhale in and hold the pose for 30 seconds and release.

5. Warrior Pose

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This pose helps to open up your chest and strengthens your back and legs. Stand straight on the floor with your hands on your sides and feet hip width apart. Stretch your left backward and turn your feet 45 degree angle and bring your right foot forward with your knee bent. Lower your body as you would do while doing a lunge move. Raise your arms over your head and allow the palms to touch other. Hold the pose for 10 to 20 seconds, release and repeat on the other leg.