Yoga is a popular form of exercise that not only keeps your body fit but is also considered a great stress buster. While you can maintain a calm with the meditative properties of Yoga, it is also an excellent way to shed those extra kilos. We also suggest that you check with your doctor if you can perform these asanas.
Lets have a look at some postures that are perfect for weight loss.
The Yoga march is a warm-up exercise that is done to kick start the yoga routine. Place your arms in a jogging position and slowly begin to march in the same place that you are standing. Slowly but steadily try and bring your legs to a higher level. Do not over exert because if you do, you won’t be able to perform the rest of the asanas. The yoga march increases your heart rate and iy also helps to tone your legs.
As the name suggests, your body will take the shape of a triangle when you perform this asana. Trikonasana is performed in two parts – facing your right and facing to your left. To perform this asana, you must stand with your feet one leg length apart. Do not bend your knees. Now turn your right foot completely outside and move your left foot to about 45 degrees inside. Your heels should be in line with your hips. Spread your arms to the sides and they need to be parallel to the ground with the palms facing down. Move your body to the right and bend so that the right hand touches the ground with the palms resting on the ground. Your left rm should be extended vertically and the spine and body is twister counter clockwise. Breathe normally. This asana is beneficial for the waist area of your body.
Your stomach will be the primary area that takes the weight when you perform this asan. Lie down on a yoga mat on your stomach with your chin touching the ground. Bend both your legs and grasp them with your hands, holding them firmly from the ankle. Now inhale and exhale pulling the legs in the upward direction. Your bosy should be stretched and your neck should be pushed backwards. Ensure that you do not jerk any part of the neck or back.
Hal, which stands for a plough in Sanskrit and Hindi, is the shape that your body takes when the Halasana is done. Lie down on a mat and slowly raise your legs in the upward direction till they hit the 90-degree angle. Now, very slowly you will need to push your legs in the backward direction towards your head. Take someone’s assistance if you are not able to do this on your own. Exhale and you return to the normal position.
Practicing these asanas on a regular basis with the right kind diet can help you lose weight. In case you are unsure of the accurate way of doing these asanas, we recommend that you consult an expert to avoid any physical injury thatc an be caused by wrong asana postures.
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