Yoga is considered as one of the the best and simplest ways for weight loss. The best thing about yoga is that it can be practiced by people of any age as it is equally good for any age group. Even pregnant women are recommended to do Yoga because it can be healthful during the period as long as they take certain precautions
Below are a 4 yoga poses that will promote weight loss if one practices it regularly:
Steps for Chakrasana – Wheel pose
# Keeping the feet flat, place your palms just above the shoulders
# Squeeze the palms into the ground and keep the elbows pointing up
# Keep them straight and strong. Begin to push into the palms and feet, keeping the arms straight and strong, lift your hips all the way up.
# To come out of the posture, bring your chin to the chest, let the back of the head to drop down first and then roll the spine down
# Bring the knees to the chest and roll back & fort
Steps for cobra pose (Bhujangasana)
How to perform the cobra pose with right techniques is one of the important aspects to extract its health benefits. The steps to do cobra pose is being mentioned here.
# Lie down on the stomach by keeping your legs together. Make a gap of 1-2 feet between the legs if somebody has backache.
# Put your palms besides your shoulder and the head should rest on the ground.
# With inhaling raise your head up to your navel region and try to see the roof.
# Maintain the position till 10 to 60 seconds with steadily inhaling and exhaling.
# Come to the original position slowly with deep exhalation.
# Repeat the process for 3 to 5 times.
Steps for Paschimottanasana (Seated Forward Bend Pose)
# Sit down straight with your legs together by stretching in front of you. keep your head neck and spine erect.
# Place the palms on your respective knees.
# Now bend your head and trunk slowly forward to catch the toes with the thumb, index and middle fingers without bending knees.
# Take a deep breath and exhale slowly. Try to touch your head to your both knees as shown in above image.
# Bend the arm and try to touch the elbow on the floor.
# Exhale completely and holding out your breath stay in this posture for a few seconds.
# After few seconds slowly return to your starting position.
# Repeat this for 3-4 times.
Steps for Bow Pose
# Begin by lying flat on your stomach with your chin on the mat and your hands resting at your sides.
# On an exhalation, bend your knees. Bring your heels as close as you can to your buttocks, keeping your knees hip- distance apart.
# Reach back with both hands and hold onto your outer ankles.
# On an inhalation, lift your heels up toward the ceiling, drawing your thighs up and off the mat. Your head, Chest, and upper torso will also lift off the mat. Draw your tailbone down firmly into the floor, while you simultaneously lift your heels and thighs even higher. Lift your chest and press your shoulder blades firmly into your upper back. Draw your shoulders away from your ears.
# Gaze forward and breathe softly. Your breath will become shallow, but do not hold your breath.Hold for up to 30 seconds.
# To release, exhale and gently lower your thighs to the mat. Slowly release your legs and feet to the floor. Place your right ear on the mat and relax your arms at your sides for a few breaths. Repeat the pose for the same amount of time, then rest with your left ear on the mat.