7 Yoga Asana that Helps to Lose Weight

Are you looking for ways to get fit without spending too much time or effort? Yoga can be a great way to achieve this. There are numerous benefits associated with yoga. In this article, we will take a look at some of them.

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If you want to shed those extra pounds, then you should consider incorporating yoga into your daily routine as a part of exercise regime. This form of exercise has become extremely popular over the years. People from all walks of life practice yoga. Some even say that practicing yoga improved their health and well-being.

Yoga is considered one of the oldest forms of exercise known to humankind.

The word ‘Yoga’ comes from the Sanskrit language which means ‘Union’. It is how yoga practitioners try to unite mind and body. They believe that they can control their minds and bodies through proper breathing techniques and meditation.

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Here are the 7 best Yoga Asana that helps in reducing weight faster:

1) Eka Pada Rajakapotasana

Single-Leg Stretched Side Angle Pose- Stand upright with one foot placed firmly on the ground, and the other leg stretched straight in front of you. Grab the toes of your standing leg with both hands. Push the heel of your extended leg away from your buttocks. You may use a block or pillow under your raised leg if necessary.

Inhale and move your hips and torso towards your raised leg. Exhale and gently pull your leg downwards. Hold it for 10 seconds. Slowly return to the starting position and repeat the movement with the opposite leg.

2) Ardha Chandrasana

Half Moon Pose- Stand upright with your right foot placed firmly on the floor. Bend your left knee and place your hand on your thigh. Lift your right arm and grab your ankle with the palm facing upwards. Inhale and exhale slowly. Draw your elbow back and lift your torso. Hold for 10 seconds. Return to the starting position. Switch sides and repeat the exercise.

 3) Seated Forward Bend

Sit comfortably and stretch your right leg out in front of you. Lean your upper body slightly forwards and bend down, resting your left foot on the mat. Let go of everything else except your breath. Stay here for about 30 seconds. Then slowly return to the starting position. Repeat the same thing with your left leg.

4) Warrior Pose

This pose stretches the entire spine. It also works the thighs, buttocks, and calves. To perform this pose, stand upright with your feet close together. Both knees should point outward. Place your hands on your lower abdomen just below the navel. The fingertips should face each other. Pull your shoulder blades closer together and lean backward. Try to relax your whole body.

5) Bow Position

Lie on your belly. Stretch your arms above you and raise your hands together. Make sure that your palms are facing upward. Raise your head until you reach your maximum limit. Relax your whole body.

3) Cobra Pose

Sit upright with your knees bent. Stretch your left leg out in front of you. Bring your right foot alongside your left knee. Bend your left knee slightly and place your hands on your thighs. Relax your shoulders. Gently push your pelvis forward and raise your torso. Your head should remain level. Do not force anything. Let nature take its course. Breathe deeply and slowly. Once you feel comfortable, repeat this posture on the other side.

4) Child’s pose

Lie down on your back with your knees bent. Cross your ankles and bring your heels close to your buttocks. Rest your forehead on the floor. Close your eyes. Breathe deeply. Feel free to stay there for some time.

5) Tadasana

Stand upright with your feet close to each other. Stretch your arms over your head. Allow them to hang naturally without touching the floor or walls. Relax your shoulders and breathe deeply.

6) Headstand

If you have never tried it before, now is the perfect opportunity. Stand on a mat with your feet spread apart. Place your hands against the wall behind you. Slowly turn your head so that you are looking towards the ceiling. Keep your neck long, and do not tilt your head forward. Your shoulders should remain relaxed. Your chin should rest on top of your chest. Do not strain yourself and keep your eyes closed. When you find that you cannot hold it any longer, release your arms entirely and slowly return to the starting position. Repeat this as many times as possible.

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