Top 6 Best Yoga Asanas For Losing Weight

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Practicing yoga on a daily basis has certainly helped many people in reducing and gaining weight. People often blame their genes for being overweight or underweight. But that is not the case every time. It’s not always the genetic makeup that is responsible for weight gain. Our lifestyle and eating habits also play a negative role in weight gain. There is a lot more you can do to reduce weight naturally. Power yoga is a healthy and effective weight loss option. Yoga for weight loss for women is a popular choice these days!

Yoga can be the best and simple option for weight loss as it does not have any side effects. It is a slow process and has long lasting effects. If you want to lose weight in the natural way, always remember 3 D’s: Discipline, Determination & Dedication. And yoga of course!

 

1. Setu Bandh (Bridge Pose):

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For doing this, you have to lie down on your back and bend your knees in such a way that your feet rests on the floor. Now the distance between your feet & buttocks should be the same as your hands. Now, try to lift your body in the upward direction. Try doing this 5-10 times & then release. This asana gives a good massage to your thighs & lower back.

2. Bhekasana:

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Lie on your belly and reach back to grab your feet as in bow pose. Now through inhalation, lift up your chest and squeeze the shoulders towards each other. Fold your feet towards the hip region and let your hands hold the toes. Hold this pose for 5 breaths and then gradually release.

3. Dhanurasana:

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This is also known as Bow pose. All you have to do here is to lie down on the floor with your belly touching the ground. Keep your hands besides your chest. Now take a deep breath and lift your legs & thighs up. At the same time, you have to try to catch your legs with your hands. Remain in this position for 30 seconds & release

4. Shalbasana:

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Lie on your belly with your hands resting below your thighs while forehead and chin are resting on the floor. Now try to raise your left leg up to 10 inches. Keep your leg straight. Do not bend your knees. After that, try doing the same with your right leg too. At the final stage, do this with both your legs.

5. Chakki Chalan (Grinding Pose):

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This is again a very effective exercise & asana for reducing belly fat. For this, you have to sit in a comfortable position & spread your legs straight in front of you. Do not bend your knees. After that join your hands & move it in circular motion over your legs. This gives a good massage & stretch to your stomach, hands & legs. Do it 10 times in clockwise position & 10 times in anti-clockwise position. Release slowly.

6. Nauka Chalan (Boat Pose):

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For this, you have to sit down in a straight yet comfortable position. Spread your legs straight in front of you. Your legs need to be joined to each other. Do not bend your knees. Place your hands besides your body. Now try to move your hands forward & backward. Also, move your body in the same manner as you move your hands. They should move as if you are riding a boat. Do it 10 times in clockwise position & 10 times in anti-clockwise position. Release.

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