6 Best Yoga Poses for Weight Loss
Posted: Aug 18, 2018
Physical training for fitness goals and toned body should be in everyone’s schedule. The primary purpose of people adopting workout in their life so to lose weight. Usually, people choose Yoga classes in the gym to strengthen their body and make it more flexible. It has been proven that yoga poses not only works on muscle but they also reduce fat.
Yoga improves your mental health which will ultimately burn calories. Stress is responsible for poor eating habits. Meditation in yoga exercises will make you more relaxed. As a result, you will be able to select a healthy diet. Furthermore, it also reduces the amount of stress hormone cortisol. This hormone is responsible for making you gain weight. The poses mentioned below will bring your body into shape.
Wide-Legged Forward Bend
This pose challenges your arms, shoulders, and hamstrings. Position your feet three to four feet apart from each other. Use your hips to bend forward instead of your waist while keeping your back straight. Join your hands together behind your back and stretch them towards the ceiling. You can also touch the ground with your hand and move them forward without moving your body. For best result, hold this position for 5 to 6 breaths.
The Chair Pose
Want to work on quadriceps, glutes, and abs, then this infamous yoga position is just for you. You have to stay in this stance for thirty seconds. Bring your feet together and go into squat position. Make sure that your knees are behind your feet. Usually, people injure their knees by bending them instead of moving back their hips. Also don’t arch your back too much. Raise your arms above your head and bring your hands together.
To make it more challenging, lower your elbows to bring your hand in align with the chest. Twist your core to one side while staying in squatting position. This will improve your digestive and lymph system.
Warrior Pose I, II, and III
This combination of poses has to be performed in a flow for the best result. These postures make every muscle of your body work. To perform Warrior I, place your one foot facing forward while other foot should be positioned sideways. Go into a lunge position by bending the knee to 90 degrees of a foot placed sideways. Stretch your arms and join your hands together above your head.
For Warrior II, keep your legs in the position mentioned above. Make your chest and hips face forward. Spread your arms sideways and don’t try to slouch your shoulders.
To execute Warrior III posture, Bring your feet together and stand straight. Raise your one leg while simultaneously bending your body forward. Make sure that your leg, hips, chest, and shoulders are aligned with each other. Stretch your arm forward to keep balance.
Make sure you stay in each position for thirty seconds.
Child’s Pose is usually associated with cool down segment of exercise but it can also be effective in burning fat. Sit between your heel by bending your knees. Move your bend knees outwards and touch your forehead to the ground. Move your toes together. Stretch your arms in front of you.
Nowadays most gyms are introducing Yoga workout with Tai Chi and Pilates to make it more easy for you to achieve your fitness goals. As your muscles will be tensed in the beginning, don’t lose hope when you can’t perform the poses correctly at first. With time and dedication, you will become a master of yoga. Contact a personal trainer so he can correct your posture and give you helpful tips to make you lose fat fast.
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