RECENT YOGA POSES FOR WEIGHT LOSS
1. Plank pose (phalakasana)
A plank is a great pose for strengthening your core. You might find it simple, but the benefits are immense. Doing planks strengthen your shoulders, back, buttocks, thighs, abs, and core. To do a plank, get in the position of a push-up, and with the pressure of your hand, wrist, and elbow, lift your body from the mat. Look downward and relax your neck. Hold the position as long as you can.
Tip: Do not perform the pose if you have shoulder or hip pain.
2. Bow pose (dhanurasana)
Looking for a way to tone your belly and back? Then bow pose can help you. This asana strengthens your core and abdominal area, improves your posture, and stretches your full body. It works on the back, chest, abs, legs, hips, and arms. To perform the pose, stay in a face down position, bend your knees and hold your ankle with your hands keeping your knees hip-width apart. Lift your chest and thighs off the floor, while holding your ankle. Continue breathing and try to hold the pose for 20 seconds.
Tip: If you’re suffering from blood pressure, insomnia, and migraine, you should skip this pose.
3. Triangle pose (trikonasana)
Triangle pose activates lower obliques, strengthens thighs, improves blood circulation in the entire body, and relieves backache. This pose can kickstart your weight loss practice as it helps to burn the fat around your belly and waist. Stand with your feet about three feet apart, bend down, turn your left leg slightly towards the right, and set your right foot forward. Now, touch the feet or floor by stretching your left hand and stretch your right hand towards the ceiling. Maintain the pose for 20-30 seconds.
Tip: You need to look down or straight when in the position of triangle pose and do not try if you have any neck injury.
4. Bridge pose (setu bandha sarvangasana)
Lie down on your back, bend your knees, keep your feet flat on the floor, and press down. Now push your torso up, placing your hand under your hips, palm facing down. Your head and neck remain on the floor flat. This pose works on the thyroid, glutes, shoulder, spine, thighs, and back, which helps to improve digestion and muscle tone, reduce hypertension and menopause symptoms, and is therefore great for weight loss.
Tip: It is different from the cobra pose. You should keep this in mind while performing the pose.