5 Yoga Poses That Will Help You Lose Weight

Suruchi Patwary , 20 Jun 2020

International Day of Yoga is celebrated on every 21st of June since 2015. Yoga is not just a physical practice but a spiritual and mental practice as well. It originated in India and is now practiced by people from all around the world. If you too have been thinking to get fit both mentally and physically, Yoga is a great option! Below, we have listed some yoga poses for those who wish to lose weight and get in shape this quarantine. Scroll down to check ’em out!

1. Adho Mukha Svanasana

Also Called: Downward Dog Pose

Adho Mukha Svanasana By Josep Suria | www.shutterstock.com
Adho Mukha Svanasana By Josep Suria | www.shutterstock.com

The downward dog pose helps tone your entire body but with some extra focus on your arms, back, hamstring and thighs. The trick is to hold this pose and concentrate on your breathing—helps in toning your muscles and improving blood circulation along with concentration.

2. Parivrtta Utkatasana

Also Called: Twisted Chair Pose

Parivrtta Utkatasana By InesBazdar | www.shutterstock.com
Parivrtta Utkatasana By InesBazdar | www.shutterstock.com

Simply put, it is the Yoga version of the squat! But to be honest, it is a bit more intense than the usual squats. This one helps tone the quads, abdominal muscles and glutes. It works great if you’re looking to lose weight, improve digestion and the lymph system.

3. Trikonasana

Also Called: Triangle Pose

Trikonasana By fizkes | www.shutterstock.com
Trikonasana By fizkes | www.shutterstock.com

This one works wonders for a lot of different reasons. It helps stimulate and improve the blood circulation for the entire body, helps improve digestion, and also reduce the fat around the belly and waist area. Also if you’re looking to improve your concentration and balance then this asana is for you!

4. Sarvangasana

Also Called: Shoulder Stand

Sarvangasana By fizkes | www.shutterstock.com
Sarvangasana By fizkes | www.shutterstock.com

Remember we used to do this as kids randomly just for fun? Well, turns out it is something we should have continued doing as adults too! It helps in improving digestion, increasing strength, boosting metabolism as well as maintaining thyroid level balance. This pose also focuses on strengthening the legs, upper body, and abdominal muscles along with helping you sleep and breathe better.

5. Virabhadrasana

Also Called: Warrior Pose

Virabhadrasana By GingerKitten | www.shutterstock.com
Virabhadrasana By GingerKitten | www.shutterstock.com

The Virabhadrasana pose helps tone your thighs, back end, legs, arms and shoulders. Also, if you’re looking to achieve that flat tummy or tone your tummy then the warrior pose is the one you should be doing. The trick is to contract your muscles in the abdominal area while holding this position to get better results. Apart from the physical benefits, it also helps improve your concentration.

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