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Yoga For Weight Loss

yoga for weight loss

Since ancient times, yoga has been practiced by millions of people whose practitioners consider it more than just a form of exercise. 

The best part about yoga is that it will help you lose weight at the same time also helps in building muscle and improves flexibility. Apart from the physical part of the yoga that helps you burn calories, the prime reason yoga can help you lose weight comes from its mental side.

Wondering how?

Wondering how?
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Yoga helps to greatly reduce stress and not only helps you to make better decisions but also lowers down cortisol levels. Lowering down the level of cortisol by yoga will naturally help you to lose weight.

Need those abs and toned body?

Need those abs and toned body?
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Well, yoga makes the abs work harder to balance your body. Yoga specifically is great for toning and building core muscles. It’s a great way to improve your posture and gives a proper stretch to your back.

Here are some simple and easy yoga poses which help in weight loss-

kumbhakasan (The Plank Pose) –

This asana tones your thighs and calves and improves your posture. Since this pose is more about balance and strength, it puts more emphasis on the muscles of the core and shoulders.

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Utrasana ( The camel pose)

This asana improves flexibility of the spine, strengthens muscles of shoulder and back, and reduces thigh fat. It also improves digestive health. It is best to relieve menstrual discomfort by treating menstrual cramps.

Utrasana ( The camel pose)
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Vasisthasana ( Side Plank Pose )

This asana is quite a challenging pose that promotes both your strength and balance. It opens your hips and hamstrings, strengthens your wrist and forearms. Since it works extensively on the core muscles, it helps you to get that small waist.

Vasisthasana ( Side Plank Pose )
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Uttanpadasan

Raised leg pose is good for those suffering from digestive issues like acidity, indigestion, or constipation. This asana is great to get those structured abs. It strengthens the abdominal muscles and cures back pain. It is also helpful for those suffering from arthritis or heart problems.

Uttanpadasan
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Bhujangasana (The Cobra Pose)

It is one of the asanas that are performed in Suryamanamashkar. Your stomach should be empty before performing this asana. This asana makes the spine stronger and more flexible and makes the buttocks more firm. It is very good for stress release.

Bhujangasana (The Cobra Pose)
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Vrikshasana ( The tree pose)

Vrikshasana helps improves balance and boost concentration. It helps in toning your leg muscles and gives endurance. Most of us struggle to get rid of that stubborn thigh fat, vrikshasana will help you to get those toned thighs and glutes. It will help you to calm and relax.

Vrikshasana ( The tree pose)
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Apart from this, you can also do Surya namaskar. It will not only help you in losing weight but will increase your concentration power tremendously. Practice yoga regularly to get physical as well as mental fitness and weight loss will follow if you stay consistent.

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Written by Smriti Jain

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