The Ultimate Guide To The Best Yoga Poses For Weight Loss

Yoga is often touted as a way to calm your mind but it is often also a very effective way to help with weight loss. Here’s a list of yoga postures which will help lower your anxiety and also your number on the weight scale. Here’s a list of the various Types Of Yoga out there. Some variants are more suited for weight loss. Some are more relaxing and are good for reducing anxiety.

Hold each posture for as long as you can! Start off with 15-20 seconds but aim to add a few more seconds every time practice these poses and try to take it up to a minute. You’ll see you’ve started to shed off that weight in no time. Try to do these yoga poses on one side and then shift over to the other side.

1. Plank

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Holding a plank position is one of the best ways to strengthen your core and is one of the few full body exercises out there. At first, it may seem impossible to hold a plank for very long, but as you get into it, it’ll seem easier. Small, minute adjustments to the plank can help amp up the intensity even more.

Move your heels and the top of your head in opposite directions, all the while moving your chest forward between your arms. This will develop rock hard abs and you’ll see the sweat dripping off your body. This asana is one of the best ways to lose weight from your stomach.

2. Warrior II (Virabhadrasana B)

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This is the famous warrior asana you can use to tone your shoulders and thighs. Bend your front knee in such a way that your thigh is parallel to the floor. The longer you hold this position, the more toned your quads get. Keep your arms parallel to the floor.

Remember to keep your mind calm and just breathe. You’re a warrior. And now, mighty warrior switch sides. Yoga really does make you feel like you’re on top of the world. Check out photos from our Yoga Carnival Event.

3. Warrior III (Virabhadrasana C)

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Warrior III is the most difficult among these poses.  Although it looks simple here, it can be nigh impossible for a beginner to hold this pose for too long. It can help to have a good teacher for this one. If you’re in Pune, check out this list of the Best Yoga teachers in Pune.

Bring your palms together near your chest as you lift your leg up as this helps tremendously with maintaining balance. Once you get into position, slowly raise your arms out in front of you. This yoga asana will contract your abs and is a great way to strengthen your back, legs, and arms. This will help flatten your belly and is great for losing weight there.

4. Triangle (Trikonasana)

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The triangle pose is another common fixture in every yoga routine. Trikonasana may not stretch your muscles like other asanas, but it does a lot to improve digestion and of course, is a super stomach-fat killer, which significantly reduces fat deposits in the body.

By engaging the muscles of the arms and legs, you’ll help burn even more fat. This is one of the best yoga mudras for weight loss in the stomach.

5. Downward Dog (Adho Mukha Svanasana)

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Here’s another great yoga pose for toning your total body. By devoting a little extra attention to certain muscles, this asana goes from a resting pose to a radical way to strengthen your arms, back, and thighs.

Engage your thigh muscles and arms and rotate them both inwards. This will give you the best muscle toning benefits. Press down on the ground from both sides using your hands and heels. Hold the pose and remember to breathe!

6. Shoulder Stand (Sarvangasana)

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From improving digestion to thyroid function to boosting your strength, the shoulder stand does it all. The inverted nature of this pose boosts metabolism, improves the respiratory system, strengthens both your upper and lower body and helps you sleep better.

Once you’ve got this yoga posture made, push your hands down on the ground, and roll yourself backwards on your upper back. Use your hands to get a hold of your lower back, just above your hips to keep your body upright.

7. Bridge (Setu Bandha Sarvangasana)

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This pose, the bridge pose is great for the thyroid, glutes and is ideal for weight loss. The action of reaching your chest towards your chin activates the thyroid hormone, which is the primary hormone responsible for regulating your metabolism. Pressing down with your feet engages your thighs and back-end to help tone those muscles. It also stimulates the abdominal organs to help your digestion.

So there you have it. That’s our list of best yoga poses for quick fast weight loss. If your primary aim is to lose weight from your tummy, these are the best possible yoga asanas you should try out! Here’s a list of the Best Yoga Classes In Pune to get you started off!

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