Although yoga is known as one of the most effective stress buster, it can also help you in gaining balance and reducing weight. Surprised? A lot of actors and actresses perform yoga to keep their body fit and prevent themselves from gaining any extra weight. Want to try it out for yourself?
Here are 5 yoga poses which will help you in reducing that extra body fat which we all know is just lying around there:
One of the most effective poses in a weight loss program, this pose helps in reducing all that belly fat as it gives maximum stretch to your body. But not only weight loss, this pose also helps with backache, diabetes and other issues you’d commonly face.
How it’s done: With your face facing the floor and your legs stretched out, take a few deep breaths before you get going. Now inhale slowly and begin bending your legs backwards so you can hold your ankles with both your hands. Hold for as long as possible and then while you’re exhaling get back to your original position. Repeat this cycle for 4-5 times daily. Check out video guide below for more details.
Also famous as the Cobra pose, this pose is an important one for losing belly fat. Apart from that relieving back aches, acting like a stress buster, enhancing digestion, etc. are other issues it solves It also prevents women from many gynecological problems and is found to be beneficial in case of a slipped disk and thyroid problems.
How it’s done: Lay on your stomach with your face towards the floor and your legs and feet stretched and close to each other. Position your arms in line with your shoulder on each side and rest your head on the floor. Inhale and lift your head and chest from the ground while looking at the roof. Hold this position as long as possible. Take deep breaths. Then while exhaling, bring your head back to the ground. Repeat this for a few times.
Plough pose is good for reducing tummy fat and known to help with thyroid problems, diabetes, piles, constipation and dyspepsia. It also provides flexibility to your spine and helps strengthen the back muscles.
How it’s done: Lie on your back with your legs joined together and your palms fixed to the floor. Take in normal breaths. Then slowly raise your legs straight up and lift your buttocks rolling backwards away from the floor. Bring your legs close to your head while touching the floor with your toes. Your arms should be pressed down on the floor and behind your back. Maintain this position for as long as comfortable and then slowly get back to your initial position.
Also known as the wheel pose, it proves to be beneficial for attaining slim waist while providing flexibility to the vertebral column. It is known to be good for asthmatic patients and persons suffering from respiratory problems.
How it’s done: Lie down with a flat back and bend your knees while maintaining a slight gap between your legs. Keep your palms above your shoulders next your head. Inhale and raise your body according to your comfort. Slowly drop your head and try to make your legs and arms as straight as possible. Hold this position for as long as possible and take deep breaths. While exhaling, bring your body down.
This arm legs pose helps in controlling your obesity and relieving constipation. It also helps in reducing blood pressure and beneficial for heart issues.
How it’s done: Stand straight with joined legs and inhale while stretching your hands above your shoulder. Exhale and bend down and try to touch your ankles with your hands while your nose is touching your knees. Hold this position for some time and then while inhaling, go back to your initial position.