You will find a lot of weight loss options online. Did you know the benefits of yoga? Different types of yoga asanas can significantly help you achieve optimum health and fitness.
Let us have a look at those six poses that can significantly help you lose some fat.
1. Chair Pose
You must always start with the simplest of the exercises. It is one of the yoga poses for beginners. Make sure that you get to ease before you begin the routine. Pose as if you are a chair by taking a position between sitting and standing. Slightly bend your knees, extend your arms in front of you and exhale. Keep yourself in that position for as long as you can without stressing yourself. This yoga asana will give your arms, hips, thighs, and butts a great workout.
2. Downward Facing Dog
The downward facing dog is a position in which your hands and feet are touching the ground. Your hip is in a slightly tilted position, extended outwards. Ensure your knees are apart so that you do not have any discomfort. Now, you need to push your hip and body backward as you exhale. Go back to the previous position by bringing your chest closer to the floor while inhaling. Repeat this exercise for up a few seconds while taking intermittent rests. The downward facing dog will help you tone up your abs, upper back, arms, legs, and shoulders.
3. The Warrior I Pose
First, start by posing for the downward facing dog. Now, go back to the standing position and put your right foot forward. After that, turn your left heel a bit up and out while your foot’s front part only touches the ground. It is time to start engaging your abs by lifting them up into a high lunge. Lift your arms up and let your palms face or touch each other while hands raised. Keep taking deep inhales and exhales, repeating this for five to seven times.
Lie on your belly, and as the name of the asana suggests spread your arms and legs while lifting them off the ground. You will feel as if you are trying to imitate Superman. While in this position, squeeze your butt, and abs. You would have to work a bit hard to lift your lower and upper body. In this asana, the gravity will help you in weight loss for the back, arms, chest, and butt regions.
5. Bow Pose
Lie flat on your belly and lift your legs up while bending your needs, try holding them with your arms. Your arms would be twisting behind your back while you hold your legs, thus, forming the shape of a bow. Make sure not to tense your body and keep your back relaxed. Keep inhaling and exhaling, while trying to hold yourself in that posture for five breaths. Bow Pose will help you lose weight on your shoulders, arms, chest, back, and hips.
6. Tabletop Arm-Leg Lift
Begin by placing your knees and arms on the floor. Make sure that your knees are held apart at a suitable distance right under the shoulders. Now, start lifting your one leg and arm of the opposite side. Once you lift the arm and leg of the opposite side, keep them in the air for a few seconds. During this time inhale and exhale while trying to keep yourself in this pose for 3 to 5 positions. You will have weight loss motivation and this asana will tone up your upper back, butt, and abs. This yoga asana will help you shed weight and also improve your overall health and fitness.