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yogalover

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Yoga poses for weight loss
« on: April 21, 2016, 12:54:45 PM »
Many recent success stories have popped up in the media about how yoga has helped people to reduce weight drastically. There are very intense styles that can definitely help you lose weight and others, which are very meditative and great for flexibility but will not do much beyond that. So, it is more important for you to find right combination of yoga poses to achieve the results you want. Yoga is great way of losing weight if regularly practiced in the right form. It is light on joints and chances of injury.

Some of the intense yoga poses will definitely help you in weight loss. So here goes!

1)   Chair pose
(Affected muscle- butt and thighs)

Stand with feet together, toes forward, arms at sides. Inhale and raise arms overhead, palms facing each other. Exhale and sit back about 45 degrees, keeping knees behind toes and abs tight to support your back; gaze forward. Also, see here for Mountain-Chair Pose

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2)   Rocking Boat
(Affected part- Back and Abs)
Sit with knees bent, feet on floor, hands on thighs. With torso straight and head in line with body, lean back about 45 degrees, raising feet so calves are parallel to floor, toes pointed. On an inhale, extend arms and legs, keeping legs together. Exhale, and as you inhale, lower torso and legs 3 to 4 inches so body forms a wider V shape. Exhale and raise torso and legs. Repeat 3 to 5 times.

3)   Crescent
(Affected body parts- Abs, Hips, Thighs)
Stand with feet together, toes forward, and arms at sides. Inhale and raise arms overhead, reaching fingertips toward ceiling. Exhale, and bend forward from hips, bringing hands to floor (it's OK to bend knees). Inhale, and as you exhale, step right leg back into a lunge (left knee bent about 90 degrees, knee over ankle; right leg extended and on ball of foot). Inhale and raise arms overhead; gaze forward. Hold, then return to standing and repeat, stepping left leg back.

4)   Willow
(Affected Region- Love Handles)
This another great yoga pose for weight loss. Stand with feet together, arms at sides. Place sole of left foot on inside of right thigh, knee bent to side. Touch palms in front of chest for 2 breaths. On third inhale, extend arms up, fingertips toward ceiling. Exhale, and bend torso to left. Inhale and straighten. Repeat 3 to 5 times, pressing foot into thigh; switch sides.



5)   Hover
(Affected body parts- shoulders, arms, abs, and back)
Begin in push-up position on toes with arms straight, hands below shoulders, and body in line from head to heels. While exhale, lower chest toward floor, bending elbows back, arms close to body, and abs tight. Hold a few inches above floor.   

Its is very important that you follow ideal diet plan for Yoga Weight Loss.
 
Give it a try, you can definitely lose weight by doing it. :)
« Last Edit: April 23, 2016, 05:28:04 PM by Vivek »

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Re: Yoga poses for weight loss
« Reply #1 on: May 12, 2016, 08:54:40 AM »
Many recent success stories have popped up in the media about how yoga has helped people to reduce weight drastically. There are very intense styles that can definitely help you lose weight and others, which are very meditative and great for flexibility but will not do much beyond that.

Thanks for sharing yogalover, but most serious practitioners agree that by doing Yoga one can control their appetite better (and thus lose), not that performing asanas per se induces the weight loss  :) There can hardly be any significant weight loss (more so drastic), unless one changes their way of eating and gets used to hunger pangs. I can attest that Chair pose is great for legs, but it's better being done as a warm-up; then, for visible results get some serious weights & do lunges and squats.  ;)

 

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