Top 7 Yoga Asanas for Weight Loss

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By Rishikul Yogshala

July 15, 2024

Start your exercise with an ambitious goal to lose weight. It’s a personal choice to lose weight or to gain weight; nobody is obligated to engage in an activity that’s not desirable for them. This blog is directed towards people who are looking forward to losing weight.

With Yoga, challenge yourself to become more mentally sound and physically fit by breaking your stale lethargic cycle. What better way to stay fit than by adopting a yogic lifestyle? A healthy body leads to a healthy mind and vice-versa. Reveal the hidden trainer in you! The right path is awarded to those, who listen to their intuitions. Don’t let ignorance fool you with your body, only to invite diseases and medical complications in the near future.

Don’t let your weight hold you down from seeing the vastness of the world.

Gain awareness, and alertness with the brief introduction of Meditation and Pranayama exercises, by fitting them into your busy schedule. Quit sitting on your couch all day and worship the movements of Yoga asanas. Get rid of those extra kilos!

Exercising for 30-40 minutes in the morning is a great way to lose some extra kilos and burn calories. Let’s find out the yoga asanas for weight loss mentioned below.

1. Chaturanga Dandasana (Low Plank)


This pose is also called a Four-limbed staff pose when translated. In this, your body will be directly parallel to the ground supported by your palms and toes. It is similar to a push-up.

A plank is highly suggested to make your core strong like a rock, for building abs and to also lose weight. In this position, your arm strength helps to lose arm fat and gain. Try it out to see the results!

[Tip: Don’t stick out your butt.]

2. Warrior III (Virabhadrasana C)


Stretchout your body to stand on one leg, by keeping a flat back. Your concentration skills get polished to the maximum level. Keep repeating it, to sharpen up your skills even more. This pose is beneficial for your overall balance and strength.

Preparatory poses are Vrksasana, Uttanasana. Virabhadrasana 3 tones up your butt and reduces the extra fat from your body. Activate your mind, elevate your soul, and sweat out the fat.

[According to Hindu mythology, Virbhadra was a fierce warrior created by the dreadlock of Lord Shiva.]

3. Sarvangasana (Shoulder stand)


This asana is an inverted asana in Hatha Yoga. It is one of the advanced approaches to lifting your Yoga, filled with many benefits. To practice this, you will need to lift your body up with your arms and hold for as long as you can without twisting your neck. As you hold your body weight on your shoulders, the chances of losing extra flaps from your neck are considerably high.

Sarvangasana practice on a daily basis improves digestion ability and is also good for thyroid issues. It improves the respiratory system, boosts metabolism, and is also considered as a knob to regulate blood circulation.

[This asana is named the “queen” or “mother” of all asanas.]

4. Ardha Navasana (Half  Boat)


This pose works directly to reduce your tummy. Uttanasana and Adho Mukha Svanasanaare its preparatory poses. Picture yourself on a very compact boat. The strain on your stomach helps build up abs by converting your fat into muscles as it stimulates the body’s metabolic rate.

Half boat pose is very popular amongst youngsters as it tones up the body.  Revitalize your energy by the yogic technique to melt down the unhealthy fat from your legs, buttocks, arms, and primarily the belly. It strengthens the abdomen, vertebral column, and hip flexors, removes stress, and improves digestive growth.

[Tip: Try to practice with a straight face to gain patience.]

5. Vasisthasana (Side Plank)


As we know, planks are exceptionally advantageous when we are talking about losing weight. This is a powerful arm balance posture that makes for a firm wrist.

Vashisthasanaputs pressure on a few stress points of your body to open, again great for abs. Burn your calories, the extra junk, the processed food from your body. Nurture your body and clean up organs with the practices of Yoga. Also, all levels of yogis can perform this pose easily.

[Vasisthameans best, most-excellent, and richest. Many sages (rishis) were named after it.]

6. Anjaneasana ( Lunge)


This cent moon pose is a standing back bending asana in modern Yoga. It opens up the lungs, shoulders, and chest. This will reenergize you and will tone up your body. Taking care of your body is extremely crucial especially if you areaging.

Alunge is the power button your body needs to function by oiling up your knees.

[Anjaneya- Lord Hanuman, the divine entity symbolizing spiritual significance.]

7. Setu Bandha Sarvangasana (Bridge)


To do the bridge pose, lay on the ground facing up. Now, lift up your torso by keeping your legs parallel to each other on the ground. Palms will be touching the ground, locking hands under your back. It rejuvenates tired legs.

The advantages of the bridge pose after stretching the thorax, vertebral column, and neck are many. It helps relieve the symptoms of menopause, therapeutic for asthma, high blood pressure, and sinusitis. The blood flow maintains the mental and physical equilibrium, helping yogis curb mild depression as well. Your ability to hold the pose will decipher your chances of losing a few inches from your body.

[Tip: Avoid if you have back injuries.]

Other than these poses, there are many other yogic ways to reduce weight like Hot Yoga- it is a controversial debate yet giving results without any side effects in high room temperatures to 45 degrees Celsius. Varied activities like Meditation and pranayama help a lot to keep your metabolism strong. So, maintain a light diet, and avoid overeating for sure at night. Also, drink lukewarm water, it helps to cut down on your weight. Rejuvenate yourself with new body goals and a refreshed state of mind.

So, why wait for another day, or another year when you can solve this riddle today by doing relevant Yoga asanas for weight loss. Join the tribe!

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