The Best Yoga Asanas For Weight Loss

15 Aug

The search for the best yoga asanas for weight loss has in the last few years increased. This article looks at their benefits to the whole being. This art has developed from the traditional poses which involved sitting in a still yet firm position for hours on end.

Even with the changes they still follow simple basic rules like control of breath. They also need one to focus on your body as you burn those calories away. The various variations are discussed below.

The tree pose helps improve your physical as well as mental balance. It is an excellent calorie burning activity that does not involve much movement. It works on the muscles found in your legs like the quadriceps.

Trikonasana has the individual holding yourself up with one hand while facing forward and body parallel to the ground. One then interchanges hands every few breaths. To get more out of it, one can lift the free hand pointing towards the ceiling.

The cobra pose is done by lying on your stomach and slowly with your hands lift head, shoulders and chest off the ground. It helps to increase muscle mass in the shoulders and arms. It also helps to strengthen the back.

Another popular variation in yoga that is great for anyone is the bridge pose. It increases flexibility as it involves virtually all muscles in the body. It is especially helpful for the lower back and abdominal muscles.

The warrior pose is one of the easiest to hold and involves you holding the stance every once in a while shifting weight from one foot to another. Hands are held out straight. This exercise works on your back and leg and also helps increase your balance.

To find the best yoga asanas for weight loss visit your local gym and also consult a physiotherapist before embarking. Always listen to your body if a part of the body hurts it is time to change position. This practice can be done by anyone anywhere indoor or outdoor.


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