Yoga Poses for Weight Loss
When you first start doing yoga to lose weight, especially if you are overweight, everything seems hard to understand. Here are five poses to help you get started.
You’ve probably heard the term “yoga se hoga” before, and there’s a good reason for it. So, no matter what your physical health goals are, daily yoga practise can help you reach them.
Yoga is a great way to change your body. It can help you get stronger and more flexible, lose weight, and tone your muscles. No matter how big or small you are, there is no better time than now to begin your yoga path.
But if you’re overweight and thinking how your body will react to yoga, know that it’s okay to feel overwhelmed when you first start.
And to help you get started,
1. Cat-cow pose
Cat-Cow is a way to go from one pose to the next. The set gives your back a good stretch and makes your core muscles stronger. It’s a good place to start if you want to lose belly fat.
Get down on all fours and make sure your hands are in line with your shoulders and your knees are in line with your hips. Your knees and shins should be about as far apart as your hips. Once you’re in the right place, move into cow pose. As you take a big breath, drop your belly towards the ground. Look up at the ceiling and make sure your chin and chest are up. Make sure your shoulder blades are wide and not touching your ears.
From here, you have to slowly move into the cat pose, which requires you to pull your stomach in and pull your belly button towards your spine. Your back will round up like a cat’s back does when it stretches. Bring your chin up to your chest.
Do this between 15 and 20 times.
2. Table-Top Crunches
Lay on your back with your legs up at a 90-degree angle. You can rest a little by bending your arms. Use the strength of your core muscles to slowly lift your shoulders. Don’t make the mistake of using your arm strength to pull your head up.
3. Chair Pose
A chair pose works both your upper and lower body muscles, like a squat. It works your quadriceps, gluteus, calves and ankles. Just push your legs together, bend your knees, and squat down. Your body should be set up so that when you look down, you can see your toes right in front of your knees.
Bow pose stretches the whole front of the body and strengthens every muscle in the back at the same time. Your chest, stomach, quadriceps, ankles, groyne, hip flexors, and throat are the main places it works.
Lay flat on your back and put your hands on the sides of your body. As you let your breath out, bring your knees up to your bottom. Keep in mind that your knees should be hip-width apart. Back up your hands and grab your legs. Take a long, deep breath while pulling your legs up. The same thing will happen to your chest and head. Hold the pose and keep softly breathing.
5. Forward Bend Pose
Stand with your feet together and bend your knees just a little bit as you fold your hips forward towards your legs. Keep your eyes on the road ahead. Then, slowly move back to where you were before.
Start with these, but make sure you do them often enough to see results.