Yoga for Weight Loss

Yoga

Is Yoga a suitable approach to lose weight? Discover how to perform each Yoga exercise when looking to reduce weight through this ancient, yet effective, type of bodily culture.

Okay, let’s jump right into how Yoga for weight loss works. We’ve already looked at the sun salutations, and I’m sure you’ve tried them out and believe that Yoga “the stretching” workout burns calories.

Yoga for weight reduction

Let’s focus on the problem areas when using yoga for weight reduction.

  1. Abdominal Region: The Downward-Facing Dog, Deep Lunge Pose, the Scorpio Pose, the Indian Belly Stand on Hands Pose (Urdvhaavasana), the spinal twist, and the Triangle Pose are some of the yoga postures.
  2. The Arms: DThe Peacock Pose! There are four more: the Wheel Pose, the Crow Pose, the Side plank Pose, and the 4-limb Staff Pose.
  3. The Thighs: The Bow Pose, The Shoulder-Stand, the Hero Pose, the triangle and wheel postures.
  4. Love Handles the spinal twist, triangle pose (with practice), side crow poses, (for ease) side plank pose.

Because I understand that the ones above are the ones most of us seem to concentrate on when trying to lose weight, I’ve included the first.

Look online for Yoga help

I believe that if you looked for information on Yoga for Weight Loss on Google or conducted research on the aforementioned postures, you would have obtained some degree of knowledge about them or joined up for a class, bought a Yoga DVD, etc., which is why I didn’t go through each posture in detail. However, trust me when I say that they are quite simple. Even before doing the other postures, performing the Sun Salutations (upwards of 24 rounds) should be your primary goal when using Yoga to lose weight.

Another thing that will assist is to practice one pose that many Yogis and Yoginis claim to be versatile enough for the entire body. The Shoulder-Stand is a good example of this because it has an impact on our metaphysical and spiritual existence. It would be irresponsible to attempt to do yoga without counterposing it since these poses have an effect on the meta-physical and spiritual aspects of our lives. You may take certain things out of context.

Shoulder stand yoga pose

Here’s a brief overview of the Shoulder-stand as a yoga pose for weight loss:

Spread a thick blanket on the floor and lay your yoga mat on it. Lie on the back with the legs bent. Raise the legs gradually. The trunk, hips, and legs should be positioned vertically. Support the back with both hands by pressing the elbows firmly against the floor. Extend the legs till they are vertical. Place your chin against your chest while raising your legs to a vertical position.

The back of the neck, rear of the head, and shoulders should all contact the ground during this posture. Breathe in for 5-5-5 counts (inhalation, retention, and exhalation). Allow no shaking in your body. The fish and bridge postures are its inverse poses, which work to strengthen your forearms/thighs and chest/neck areas.

As I promised, here is the Breath of Fire breathing exercise that you may use during your yoga session to boost the burning of calories. (Isn’t it just a little bit obvious?)

Breath of Fire Exercise (also known as Kapalabathi or Bellows Breath)

Take a few breaths to ensure that the diaphragm is functioning properly. Now, with the eyes closed (as they should be when performing all breathing exercises), make a strong sudden abdominal contraction with a backward push. This results in a sharp yet powerful exhalation of stagnant air from the lungs.

  • Inhale, then exhale rapidly (which naturally creates a new inflow of air) and perform the exercise in this manner: passive inhalation and active expulsions at a speed of one rapid abdominal push per second after another. A round should have 15-20 expulsions
  • You may gradually increase up to 120 expulsions per round before performing only 2 rounds. (Do not exceed two rounds as soon as you’re doing 50 expulsions each round!) Take a break of approximately 30 seconds for normal breathing in between each round.
  • There you have it, everything you need to know about beginning yoga for weight reduction: the poses for problem areas, bellows breathing, shoulder-stands, and heavenly Sun Salutations.
  • Remember, as Hippocrates, the father of medicine, said: “Let your meals be your medicine and your medicine be your food.” You must include a good diet when attempting to lose weight with yoga for the same reasons. Keep in mind that this is an essential component of the exercise, so there’s no avoiding it friends. (But I’m sure you already knew that)

Take a seat, and assume a yogi pose. Put your hands together in front of you. Close your eyes and take three deep breaths. Fill up your lungs with air as much as they can hold without making yourself hyperventilate (panic). As you exhale, let go of all thoughts about food or dieting for the next 30 to 60 minutes whether it’s at home or on vacation. Let everything else fall away when you’re alone in nature; there won’t be much time to think during this reset period! Bring some mindfulness into each exercise by focusing on how YOU feel after that endorphin high from the post-workout euphoria fades away