When you are trying to lose weight, the battle is constant and very hard. After doing some research, I started considering yoga poses for weight loss, to see what all the fuss is about. I am not a very intense athlete, so I was looking for something easy and effective with a low-intensity workout! And I got exactly that!
You might be thinking how exactly does yoga will help you lose weight? Well, it just does wonders for your body. Specific yoga poses will help you a lot physically speaking by burning the calories. Not to mention, the poses will also boost your metabolism, which means you also get to sleep better. My favorite reason for which I keep doing these yoga poses is that they help tremendously with psychological issues such as reducing stress and cravings.
1. Upward Plank Pose
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Start by sitting with straight legs;
Place your hands behind your hips facing forward;
Tighten your core;
Bend your knees and start raising your hips slowly;
Straighten your legs out one at a time;
Make sure your toes and legs are turned slightly inward;
Bend your head back slightly;
Hold this pose for 30 seconds, exhale and return to the original position.
2. Supported Shoulderstand
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Start by lying down on your back;
Keep your feet bent and arms straight by your side;
Make sure your neck is in line with the rest of your body;
Push your hands into the ground;
Slowly lift your legs;
Lower your back until you start leaning on your upper back and shoulders;
Then, raise your hands from the ground;
Put them on your lower back for support;
Lean on your upper arm and elbows;
Start straightening your legs and put them up as high as you can;
Hold this position for 30 seconds.
3. Extended Triangle Pose
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Begin by standing with your feet wide apart;
Lift your arms up until they are parallel to the ground;
Turn your right foot 90 degrees to the right;
Turn your left foot about 45 degrees to the right;
Lean to your right with your upper body;
Keep your left side facing up;
Extend your left hand upward;
Turn your face up, looking at your left hand;
Reach the floor with your right hand;
Make sure your shoulders, hips, and hands are in line;
Hold this pose for about 30 seconds and then repeat it on the other side.
4. Pigeon Pose
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Face the ground by leaning on your hands and knees;
Place your right foot in between your hands, bent at the knee;
Make sure your heel is just under your left thigh;
Extend your left leg back and lean on your toes;
Keep your hips facing forward;
Lean forward to the ground while exhaling;
Hold the pose for about 20 seconds and then repeat it on the other side.
5. Boat Pose
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Start by sitting with your knees bent;
Place your hands on your hips;
Keep your feet on the ground;
Start raising your legs up while leaning back;
Make sure you keep your spine straight;
When balancing, raise your hands to the sides of your knees and hold for 30 seconds;
Then, put your hands back on the ground and return to starting position.
So these were 5 of the best fat-burning yoga poses I think worked out for me. It will be soliciting for your body so make sure you take them easy, advancing slowly. You will feel the burn which means these are very effective. Try them out!