Hi, I want to lose weight especially tummy, hips and thighs. Can you suggest some weight loss yoga exercises. Thanks.

(August 18, 2011)

To bring about weight loss, practicing some yoga exercises can be very effective. In practicing yoga, you will not only lose weight by the burning of calories, but it will also improve your self-discipline that is required for you to avoid eating according to your emotions. You will discover that you will not only be physically strong but mentally strong as well after practicing the weight loss yoga exercises. One of the most important benefits of the weight loss yoga exercises is that the awareness of your body will increase. 

The tummy, thighs and hips are some of the hardest areas to bring about weight loss. However, there are some yoga postures that will target these areas. You could practice Bhujangasana (Cobra Pose) to reduce your tummy, Dhanurasana (Bow Pose) to reduce your hips, and Bidalasana (Cat Pose) to reduce the fat in your thighs. The yoga techniques for weight loss help increase your body’s strength and also work and tone the muscles. As you come into each posture and hold it, calories will be burned. As you progress with the various postures, your flexibility will improve. When you just start out with weight loss yoga therapy, you may need to make some modifications to the postures. An instructor of yoga can help you make the necessary modifications to the postures and gradually guide you to the complete pose. There are many yoga styles, of which some may have a greater calorie burning capacity than others. However, all of them will benefit the process of weight loss and will increase your flexibility and strength.

Since yoga involves movement of the body, you will burn calories in a gentle and relaxed way. By performing the different weight loss yoga exercises your breathing, body posture, and muscle tone will improve. These factors will contribute to the weight loss process. Some of the yoga postures for weight loss enable the stimulation of the thyroid to release hormones that raise the metabolic rate for the burning of fat. Some of the yoga postures to stimulate the thyroid are Sarvangasana (Shoulder Stand), Naukasana (Boat Pose) and Matsyasana (Fish Pose). When trying to bring about weight loss with yoga, stretches must first be performed as a warm-up. This is important as it will make your muscles more flexible and reduces the chance of injury.

Another technique you can use to bring about weight loss is power yoga. Power yoga encourages individuals to work on their breathing technique and take the routine to the next level so that it can become an effective cardiovascular exercise, not just an exercise for stretching.  However, for you to experience notable results, it is important that you perform the weight loss yoga exercises regularly and combine them with a proper diet.

Submitted by A on August 18, 2011 at 06:33

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