Have you tried running, walking and jogging to lose weight but only in vain? If you’re too busy to join a gym to lose weight, weight loss yoga is your solution. While yoga is a low impact exercise, it has proven to help lose weight just as effectively as full-fledged gym exercises.
While weight loss yoga will help you shed extra kilos, it will also make you more mindful of your eating habits, which will obviously help you curb gaining weight. Contrary to popular belief, you can now shed that extra fat around your hips and thighs by engaging in the right kind of weight loss yoga.
Let us take a quick look at which weight loss yoga you should start practising to lose the extra kilos.
1. Chair pose:
Start by standing straight with your feet slightly apart from each other and your arms extended in front of you. Bend your knees slightly and push your pelvis down a bit as if you were sitting on an imaginary chair. Stretch your arms upwards while keeping your spine straight. Maintain this pose for a few breaths in and out.
2. Triangle pose:
Stand with your legs 2 feet apart and inhale as you raise your arms to your side. While you exhale, bend your right torso towards the right and hinge from the hips to take your right hand downwards, touching your right foot. Raise your left hand towards the ceiling while looking up. Hold this pose for 20-30 seconds as you practice deep breaths.
3. Bow pose:
Lie on your stomach with your arms by your side. Slowly bend your knees upwards and bring your toes towards your butt. Hold your ankles with your hands while slowly raising your torso and keeping your hips on the ground. Keep your face straight as your body curves like a bow. Hold this pose for 20-30 seconds.
4. Bridge pose:
Lie on your back with your knees bent and your feet on the floor, and your hands on your side. While pushing the ground with your feet, lift your hips while pressing your shoulders and arms to lift your chest off the ground. With your butt and legs, lift your hips higher and maintain the pose for a couple of seconds.
5. Boat pose:
Sit straight with your knees bent and arms on the side. Lift your feet slightly as you maintain your balance on your butt. Your upper body should lean slightly towards the back, and your spine should be straight. Stretch your arms in front of you. Your body should make a V-pose. Engage your core muscles as you practice a few deep breaths while maintaining this pose.
These are the different kinds of weight loss yoga that you should practice if you want to shed a few kilos. Make sure you engage in this yoga during the morning to reap its maximum benefits. In addition, you should be performing this yoga on an empty stomach, so make sure you eat your breakfast an hour after your practice.