International Yoga Day: 5 Yoga Postures for Weight Loss
Yoga is an ancient technique which people in India used thousands of years back to stay healthy – physically and mentally. Those who are so much into it believe that yoga and meditation (both closely connected together) have cure for every disease and disarray we meet in our life time.
Yoga and Weight-loss
Believe it or not, there are many yoga-asanas (yoga postures) that can help you lose weight. However, you will need to make sure you are doing it correctly and routinely; irregularity brings no positive results.
Are you ready?
Here are 5 yoga postures widely known as weight loss yoga asanas or simply, yoga for weight loss –
1. Surya Namaskar (Sun Salutation)
Surya Namaskar is like a full body workout, combining a total of 12 asanas or positions. Apart from reducing fat from your body, it helps burn more calories, improve digestive system, heal depression, and regulate blood circulation.
2. Veerabhadrasana (The Warrior Pose)
As the name says, you stand in a warrior’s position while performing this yog-asana. This single pose strengthens arm, shoulder, and thigh muscles, along with helping in weight loss.
3. Purvottanasana or Setu Asana (Bridge Pose)
This asana is performed at dawn while facing the rising sun in the east; Purv, in this terminology, implies the East direction. You stretch your body like a bridge, upward, and facing the east. Regulating the body weight is the main benefit of this asana. Others are: strengthened wrist, thighs shoulders, Achilles tendon, etc.
4. Jalandhara Bandha (Chin Lock)
To perform this asana, you need to first practice it well with an expert yogi. This is a powerful yoga that, according to some yogis, awakens your energy centers, heals breathing deformities and improves your concentration. It helps get rid of belly fat too.
5. Bhujangasana (Snake Pose)
Bhujangasana is specifically helpful in back pain, as it strengthens and smoothens the functions of spine. It also burns excess fat from abdomen and buttocks. Additionally, it firms your buttocks, stretches your chest and shoulders, and relieves stress and weakness.
June 21 is International Yoga Day! So, here’s Slim n Skin wishing you a happy and active International Yoga Day.