Bhagvad Gita defines, “Yoga, is the journey of the self, to the self, through the self.” Yoga apart from a spiritual welfare, the asanas in yoga relieves health troubles and reduces stress and revitalizes body and mind. Do you know yoga also helps in reducing body fat and thereby helping in weight loss? If you are among those who cannot put on shoes and go for a run for weight loss, yoga poses are apt.
Early morning or evening is the best time for yoga practice. The stressful hectic schedule might not allow you do yoga at these times, practice whichever is good time for you. Be it your living room, drawing room or lawn; just make sure you are not disturbed during yoga. The surface must be flat and not uneven. Yoga practice must be done in well ventilated room or the environment should be clean.
Get Ready With Your Yoga Mat For The Following Yoga Poses That Helps In Weight Loss And Reducing Fatty Waistline:
1. One-Leg Forward Bend Pose
Sit on the floor with your legs straight.Now spread apart the legs as much as possible. Take a deep breath and raise both hands above the head. Exhale and, turn the upper part of your body to left and bend towards left leg. Touch the calf or if possible left toe. Bend the head towards left knee by keeping the knee straight. Take 5 breaths with this pose and come back to the original position with hands above the head and 1 deep breath. Repeat the same steps on right side.
Patients with spinal disc problems should avoid performing this yoga pose.
2. Triangle Pose
Stand upright with feet together. Step forward the right leg and turn the left foot at 45 degrees. Take a deep breath and outstretch both arms away from body at shoulder level. Exhale and bend to the right stretching towards right foot keeping left hand up. Do not bend the knees. Hold this pose for 5 breaths. Inhale and return to the position with arms outstretched at shoulder level. Exhale and bring arms down near the body. Repeat the same pose with other side.
3. One Hand Backbend Pose
Stand upright with feet together. Take a step forward with left leg. Turn right foot to 45 degrees. Take a deep breath and outstretch both arms away from body at shoulder level. Release the breath and bend upper body backwards very slowly (as much possible for you, do not over stretch) with right hand touching the thigh and left hand above the head. Keep your eyes on left hand and hold the position for 5 breaths. Inhale and return to the position of outstretched arms. Exhale and bring down the arms near the body. Repeat the pose with right side.
4. Seat Forward Bend
Sit on the floor with back straight and legs out to front with feet upward. Take a deep breath and raise your arms above head and stretch the back. Exhale and bend forward by bringing your hands down touching the ankles or toes. Rest your head on knees. If you can touch the toes, grab them and pull backwards till you feel the stretch in your thighs.Breathe in and hold the position for at least 30 seconds in the beginning. Extend the time to 1 minute as you practice more often.Exhale and come back to original position of sitting straight. Repeat the pose for 5 times if you are a beginner.
5. Wind Easing Posture
Lie down flat on your back, keeping legs straight and arms at sides. Touch the heels to each other Exhale and bend the knees at bring them towards your chest slowly. Using the thigh muscles press the abdomen gently. Keep your hands clasped below the thighs as a support to keep the knees bent. Take a deep breath and hold the pose for 60 seconds. Release the knees after exhaling; bring the arms to the sides. Repeat the pose 5 times.
Tip: Always take 15 seconds break between repeating any yoga pose.