Yoga and Weight loss

By | July 4, 2015

The term yoga is very vast term, which includes some practices, religion and philosophy. It was originated in India and it consists of physical, mental and spiritual aspects. it was developed around 5th and 6th centuries.

There are many advantages of doing yoga. It is a type of exercise as well as meditation. It is the best ever known way to release stress and to relax your mind and soul. Moreover it also helps in losing weight as it is kind of workout as well. Most of the people relate it to religion but everybody no matter what religion they belong to, can do yoga. There are two reasons not to relate it to religion. One is that it has so many advantages that we can not deny its importance because our religion is the name of peace and goodness so will not forbade us from doing anything that is actually good for you. Secondly it is a kind of exercise, as we do normal exercises and workouts that have nothing to do with religion, same way we can do yoga. Let’s not get into the religion and move on to yoga weight loss.

Yoga for weight Loss

How yoga helps in weight loss?

Yoga and weight loss are very much related to each other .It decreases the level of stress hormones. Furthermore it increases the insulin sensitivity. It acts as a signal to your body. It results in burning of food as a fuel rather than storing it in the body in the form of fats.

Yoga poses for weight loss

It is an efficient and effective way to lose weight. Yoga will start showing its results in the form of weight loss in just 3 weeks. Here are some yoga poses for weight loss along with how to make these movies easier or harder.

Getting started with yoga

For getting started with yoga all you need is a yoga mat or some carpeted area.

How to do yoga?

In order to lose weight you have to repeat yoga 3 times a week. You have to hold each pose or move one time with three to five deep breaths. You should start with main move for each yoga exercise. If it is getting harder for you to hold those moves or posses you can switch to easier moves .But easier moves will take a bit long for you to lose weight whereas harder moves will get less time for you to lose weight. So it’s up to you what do you prefer. For making weight loss faster you can increase number of breaths from three to five up to five to eight.

 Crescent pose:

Why crescent pose:

It makes abs, thighs and hips firm.

Main move in Crescent pose:

Stand straight. Join your both feet together. Keep your toes forward and arms hanging down at sides. Inhale the air and move your arms overhead with fingertips pointing toward ceiling of the room. Now exhale the air. Bend forward bringing hands in forward direction. Inhale and then exhale. When you exhale step right leg into a lunge such that your left knee bends at an angle of 90 degree with knee over ankle, with right leg extended and on ball of foot. Inhale and then raise arms overhead. Look forward. Hold for a while. Now return to standing position as you did at start and repeat the same procedure by stepping left leg back as you did with right leg.

Yoga and Weigh loss

Making move harder: From end position, inhale and arch torso, arms, and head backward and look at your fingertips.Making move Easier: Lower your right knee to touch the floor as you step back into a lunge, and place your hands on left thigh.


Willow Pose:

Why Willow Pose:

It makes your sides of abs firms


Main move in willow pose:

Stand straight and keep your feet together and arms at the sides. Lift your left feet and place its sole on inside of right thigh. Rest your palms on front of chest and take two breaths. When you take third breath extend your arms up and keep your fingers pointing to ceiling of your room. Exhale the third breath and straighten yourself. Repeat the steps three to five times. Keep on switching between left and right sole.

Making move harder:Close your eyes balance yourself and bend yourself.Rocking boat pose:Why rocking boat pose?It makes your abs and back firm.Main move in Rocking Boat:

Sit down and bend your knees. Keep feet on floor and hands on thighs with torso straight and head in line with body. Lean your back about 45 degree. Raise feet so that calves become parallel to the floor. Keep your toes pointed. When you inhale, extend the arms and legs but keep your legs together .Then exhale, when you inhale again lower torso and legs three to four inches so that body forms a V shape. When you exhale raise torso and legs and repeat these steps three to five times.

Making move Easier: Hold the back sides of thighs with hands and keep your legs bent. Lower torso.Making move Harder:  in the V position, extend your arms overhead.Hover pose :Why hover pose?It makes your shoulders, abs, arms and back firmMain move in hover pose:

Stand up with feet together and toes pointing forward. Keep your arms at sides. Inhale the air and raise arms over head in such a way that palms are facing each other. Now exhale and sit down at an angle of about 45 degree. Keep the knees behind the toes and abs tight and look forward.

Chair pose:

Why chair pose:

It makes your butt and thighs firm.

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Making move easier: Do this move with feet hip distance apart and hands on thighs. You have to bend only 30 degrees.Making move it Harder: when you sit down, lift heels off the floor. Balance on balls of feet. Look at the fingertips.

Yoga weight loss is the best and most effective way of losing weight.

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