What if I told you that you don’t have to lose your peace of mind to lose weight? In fact, you can gain it while you lose the flab. How? The answer to your problem is yoga. While you can relieve yourself of the stress, you can lose weight too.
Here are some of the best asanas that let you look trim without having to hit the gym.
1. Surya Namaskar
While you set out to impress the Sun God, you also end up impressing people with your lean body. Surya Namaskar allows you to stretch your body in such a way that it benefits you in more than one manner. It helps detoxify your body. It gives your body the movement it needs after it has rested during the night and, in the process, helps you lose weight. It works on your internal abdominal organs and aids digestion as well.
If you are trying to get rid of the handles around your tummy, go become a cobra. Yes, Bhujangasana or the Cobra Pose is one asana that’ll let you reach your goal. It strengthens your back muscles, works very well on your abdomen, and makes your spine flexible. Just hold the pose for 30 seconds and repeat.
3. Adho Mukha Svanasana
When it comes to weight loss, you can be the underdog. But, to be the underdog, you’ll have to accomplish the Downward Facing Dog Pose. As you are going against gravity, your blood flows in the opposite direction, benefitting you in many ways. It strengthens and tones your muscles and arms, so you can flaunt them like it’s nobody’s business.
4. Ardha Pincha Mayurasana
Also known as the Dolphin Pose, this is another asana that will help you trim down the excess fat in your body. This pose is about your arms keeping your upper body steady. It works on your shoulders, arms, feet, and hamstrings. So, if somebody asks you the secret to your toned body, tell them about your little dolphin secret.
5. Chaturanga Dandasana
Also known as the Staff Pose, Chaturanga Dandasana works on your abdomen, legs, and arms. It doesn’t just help you shed weight, but also helps you maintain your posture so that you look graceful and poised, no matter what you are doing.
6. Utthita Parsvakonasana
This is known as the Extended Side Pose. It strengthens your legs, knees, and ankles. It also works on your groin, waist, chest, and shoulders. So, if you are looking at getting a chiseled figure, Utthita Parsvakonasana it has to be!
7. Paripurna Navasana
Hop on to the boat of weight loss and get going with the Boat Pose. Known to help people lose those extra tires, Paripurna Navasana works best on your abdomen, hips, and spine. It stimulates your kidneys functions and the thyroid and prostate glands, and helps your intestines work well. Needless to say, it also aids digestion.
With these powerful poses, weight loss will no longer be impossible for you. Dedicating some time in your day to do these asanas will help you lose weight and dissolve your worries. Instead of keeping yourself away from food, say yes to yoga.
By Vineetha Reddy
Being a regular practitioner and adviser of everything related to health, fitness and yoga, I have also begun to write and contribute to this knowledge ecosystem on sites like YogaDownload.com. I strongly believe that the organic food you find in your pantry provide the best benefits for good health.
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