After trying so many options of weight loss, I finally turned toward Yoga, which was a boon for
me. It not only helped me with weight loss but also made me stronger inside out. Practicing
yoga enabled me to create muscle tone and improved digestion, aiding in a healthy weight loss.
I am proud to mention myself as a huge Yoga Fan after experiencing the miracle on my body
and mind. Here in this blog, I would like to share my favorite yoga poses for weight loss, which I
tried and got benefited from.
1)Plank Pose (Phalakasana)
This pose is derived from the Sanskrit word, “Phala,” which means to ripen or bear fruit and
“Asan,” means Pose. While doing this pose think as if you are ripening fruits of your labour.with
each breathing. The capacity to hold this posture with unfaltering quality and effortlessness will
make real moves in your training and your life.
A perfect pose for developing upper body strength by strengthening and toning of your core
muscle. Also strengthens muscles around your spine to improve your posture.
2) Boat Pose (Navasan)
An awesome pose for toning your core and abdominal muscles, helping to lose all that extra
bulges. Boat Pose as the name suggests “Boat like Posture,” often recommended for
strengthening those core muscles, melting the fat stored on your stomach and aids in digestion.
Think about a see-saw, when you think about this asana. It works similarly, and the waist turns
into the base for adjusting the body. On the off chance that you experience difficulty losing that
stubborn stomach fat, here is something that will give you noticeable outcomes. With a little
practice, you are well on your approach to accomplish toned abs.
3) Plow Pose (Halasana)
Also another stress buster and a wonderful inversion that may be part of your Yoga practice.
This yoga pose is perfect for doing after a long day to relieve the pain in your lower back.
Stress is often something we ignore when planning to lose weight. But it is found that your
stress levels play a vital role in your weight loss journey. It calms your nervous system
4) Bridge Pose ( Setu Bandhasana)
Do you have extra weight on your back and looking for some exercise to get it in shape?
Bridge Pose is the answer. Squats often come to our mind when we think about shaping those
butts, but once you try practicing this amazing pose for a couple of weeks, you’ll understand
how it is helping you in achieving sculpted butt by cutting out the stubborn fat.
When trying bridge pose, you can modify by placing a towel under your if you are feeling any
discomfort or tension in this area. This pose will help you by strengthening the gluteal muscles,
opening up your chest and improving digestion.
5) Chair Pose (Utkatasana)
So, wanted to work on those thigh muscles?
Chair pose is said to be perfect for the thighs and legs. Imagine your fat is melting when you do
this pose as you feel a burning sensation in your thigh muscle during the pose.
The blood flows towards your heart. This posture strengthens the spine, calves, thighs, and
ankle. Also stretches shoulders and chest. A great pose to strengthen hip flexors.
If you are a heart patient or have high BP, don’t pull your heels. Take your time, as a beginner
you might feel tightness in hips especially if you never worked on its mobility.
6) Three Legged Dog Pose ( Eka Pada Adho Mukha
This pose energizes your body and requires a lot of concentration. A nice variation of Downward
Facing Dog poses (Adho Mukha Asana) that opens up the hips and requires a lot of strength.
Try the Downward Facing Dog Pose first, before doing this variation. It not only provides
benefits of Downward Facing Dog Pose but also stretches the inner and outer hips, side body
and hands. It also improves balance.
Try doing this pose once you hold the Downward Facing Dog pose for at least 30 seconds. This
way you can get into the Three-legged Dog Pose smoothly and get benefited without any
This posture helps in strengthening your core and arms, opens hips and give a good full body
stretch. It also rejuvenates and energizes your nervous system. It provides relief from stress,
headaches, fatigue and back pain.
7) Head Stand (Shirshasana)
A pose which seems difficult for first, but as you practice you will find it more relaxing. The
famous Headstand pose is the one which develops balance and concentration but tries to move
slowly into the pose to avoid any injuries.
Head Stand posture tones the abdominal organs and improves digestion, strengthen legs, arms
and spine. It also calms your head and relieves stress, which is one of the culprits in weight
8) Locust Pose (Salabhasana)
When trying to lose weight, always focus on the Yoga postures which target most of your body
part. This way you’ll work on various joints and areas at the same time.
Locust Pose gives you an opportunity to improve your posture; also it strengthens the back of
your arms and legs. Being a perfect stretch for your shoulders and stretch, it relaxes your body
and helps you to lose more fat easily.
Locust Pose also provides benefits of The Cobra Pose.It also increases spinal strength,
flexibility and circulation.
So, try these 8 yoga poses for weight loss, to burn those extra calories, to strengthen your body,
to achieve flexibility and to relax your mind without any doubt.