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Ways to Lose weight with Yoga!

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People usually imagine that yoga is something gentle and mindful, not a form of exercise that will help shed those excess pounds but scientific research is increasingly showing links between yoga and weight loss.

The beauty of yoga is that it can be adapted to virtually anyone’s needs — so no matter what your age, shape or fitness level, you’ll be able to take part and effectively lose weight.

Here are few asanas to get that perfectly toned body.

  1. For Facial Fat
  2. Simhasana

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Also Known As – Lion Pose

How It Works

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.

Precautions

There are absolutely no potentials risks. If you have trouble sitting in this pose, sit on a chair and do the asana.

 

B. For The Arm

Urdhva Mukha Svanasana

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Also Known As – Upward Facing Dog Pose

How It Works

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.

Precautions

It is best to avoid this asana if you have a stiff neck or shoulder injuries.

C. For The Shoulders And Upper Back

 

 Ardha Matsyendrasana

 

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How It Works

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.

Precautions

Do not attempt if you are menstruating or have headache or insomnia.

 

D.For The Midriff

 

Naukasana

 

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Also Known As – Boat Pose

How It Works

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.

Precautions

Do not do this asana if you are suffering from insomnia, hernia or spinal injuries.

E. For The Thighs

Baddha Konasana

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Also Known As – Cobbler Pose

How It Works

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.

Precautions

Avoid doing this if you are menstruating or have knee injuries.

F. For The Hips

 

Ananda Balasana

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Also Known As – Happy Baby Pose

How It Works

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.

Precautions

Avoid this if you’re pregnant or menstruating.
Yoga is a great way to tone the body.  Yoga is not a religion; it’s a lifestyle that needs to be adoptive. It improves the mental and physical immunity, remarkably changing the way to lead your life. So, good luck, as you embark on your yoga journey!

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Viditi Patrawala

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