If you are among those persons saying: “Nothing works for me!” or “I should lose weight!” and so on, than you should probably follow the next yoga session.
If you’ve tried all sorts of diets and exercising and you are still overweight, yoga may help you a lot in getting rid of those extra pounds! Of course, it won’t happen just like magic, but if you dedicate yourself to this healthy lifestyle which demands a healthy diet , too, well you will definitely have a beautiful body and a peaceful mind!
The following exercise requires patience and time! If you try to apply them twice or thrice a week, you will end up doing them daily! And this way, my dearest, will help you to remove those extra pounds gathered all over your body!
Because they worked for me, I decided to share this spectacular way in losing weight with everybody found in my position. I lost tons of pounds after pregnancy, because I wasn’t so lucky in not gaining weight like other moms.
Adho Mukha Svanasana
Known as: Downward Dog Pose
The Adho Mukha Svanasana is a weight-bearing pose. You need to position the upper body on your hands. It is an excellent way to tone your arms and biceps.
Known as: Happy Baby Pose
This is one of the best yoga poses for weight loss as it stretches the entire lower portion of your body. The focus is on the hip bone as it goes perpendicular to the floor. The inner thighs, groin, and hamstrings are also toned and strengthened in the process.
Known as: Vishnu’s Couch Pose
This pose tones and firms the abdominal muscles. The focus shifts to both the sides of the body while you stretch. This asana works on melting your love handles and improves blood circulation and digestion.
Known as: Crescent Pose
This pose is all about the lunge – it stretches the legs, hamstrings, and thighs, thereby helping in toning the muscles from the hips to the ankles. It releases tension and gives you great flexibility.
Known as: Half Frog Pose
The Half Frog Pose is one of the most challenging poses, but it gives you remarkable results. It stretches and strengthens the hips, quadriceps, and the hamstring muscles. You will feel energized as it stimulates blood circulation.
Known as: Half Lord of the Fishes Pose
This pose requires you to move your shoulder, neck, and spine in unison. The intense twist (one side at a time) helps in toning the sides, the upper body, as well as the abdominal muscles.
Ardha Pincha Mayurasana
Known as: Dolphin Pose
Your arms become the base for balancing the entire upper body while you try to stay afloat. This asana helps strengthen and tone the biceps, triceps, and arms.
Known as: Cobbler Pose
The Cobbler Pose works on the inner and outer thighs. An interesting variation of this pose is to flutter the legs like a butterfly – a reason why it is also called the Butterfly Pose. It is easy, straightforward, and relaxes your lower body.
Known as: Seated Twist Pose
The asana involves a deep twist and is an intermediary level pose that anyone can easily master with practice. It improves the natural flexibility of your upper body and also helps tone your shoulder blades.
Known as: Cobra Pose
A pivotal pose in the Surya Namaskar, this is an elegant asana that works on your upper body. It gives the abdominal muscles a rooted stretch and acts as a catalyst for burning unwanted belly fat.
Known as:Four-Limbed Staff Pose, Low Plank Pose
This pose requires you to stay off the ground by supporting the body on your hands and keeping the core intact. It not only tones your arms but also strengthens and tones your biceps and triceps.
Known as: Eagle Pose
The Eagle Pose is a convoluted pose that engages your thighs, legs, and arms while pushing the torso outside the body. The balancing act helps you find stability and, in the process, strengthens your core and hip muscles.
Known as: Chin Lock Pose
It is one of the most sought-after asanas for thyroid patients. You need to lock your chin on the chest, between your collarbones, while holding your breath. This will make your jawline defined.
Known as: Garland Pose
A posture that counters the effects of sitting all day and accumulating fat in the lower part of the body. It stretches the thighs, groin, and hip muscles. It improves flexibility and tones the inner/outer thigh region.
Known as: Fish Pose
It is all about stretching your lower body (and organs) like the thighs, intestines, hips, and abdominal muscles. All asanas that involve twisting and pulling help in burning the extra fat that gets deposited in the most prominent places like the tummy and thighs.
Known as: Boat Pose
Think of a see-saw or a boat when you think of this asana. It works in the same way, and the midriff becomes the base for balancing the body. If you have trouble losing that stubborn belly fat, here is something that will give you visible results. With a little practice, you are well on your way to achieve toned abs.
Known as: Big Toe Pose
A pose that fully stretches the hamstrings and tones the calf muscles. It strengthens your thighs, legs, and back while stimulating the functioning of the kidneys and liver.
Known as: Pyramid Pose
It is also called the Intense Side Stretch Pose as it involves deep stretching of both the sides of the body. It strengthens the quads, calf muscles, and hamstrings as you extend into the final posture. An easy way to tone and strengthen your legs.
Known as: Pigeon Pose
The intense stretch of the legs, spine, and chest strengthens the hip muscles. In this asana, the entire body is in the front, and the hip is the only organ that pops out at the back of your body. Hence, it thoroughly works on your hip muscles.
Known as: Lion Pose
This asana is known to tone the facial muscles and is a good stress buster too. It is a basic pose, and anyone can do it, irrespective of their age. When you sit in the Lion Pose and stick your tongue out, your facial muscles, along with the thorax and spine, are stretched. If you do this regularly, you will see your double chin vanish within no time.
Supta Baddha Konasana
Known as: Reclined Bound Angle Pose
This asana is a hip opener and also works on the inner thighs. The balancing act of keeping the legs folded while sticking the toes together stimulates the toning of the hip muscles. It is a very relaxing asana and releases tension in the hip and thigh muscles.
Known as: Wide Angle Seated Bend Pose
Think of it like doing a ‘split’ while dancing, except this is seated. The deep stretch releases the tension in your torso and hip muscles and tones the hips.
Urdhva Mukha Svanasana
Known as: Upward Facing Dog Pose
This asana involves stretching the arm muscles and balancing the body weight. It is one of the most powerful and efficient ways of toning your arms, biceps, and triceps.
Known as: Warrior 2 Pose
The Warrior 2 Pose is a revitalizing pose that helps you build stamina while stretching all the muscles below your hips. It is the second level of the Warrior Pose that comes with a lot of benefits apart from just toning and strengthening your legs. It relieves sciatica like magic.