Yoga for Weight Reduction

(August 25, 2011)

Kindly suggest yoga exercises to reduce my tummy and back?

Exercise To Reduce Belly Fat

Some of the yoga exercises for reduction of weight especially from ones tummy and back are :

  • Dhaurasana
  • Bhujangasana (cobra pose)
  • Halasana (plough pose)
  • Paschimottanasana (one leg folded back pose)
  • Ardha Matsyendrasana (seated spinal twist) and so on

that are designed to specifically result in weight loss. For those individuals who have gained weight on account of issues with their thyroid, they should practice the Matsyasana (fish pose) as well as the Sarvangasana (shoulder stand) which are effective in regulating the hormonal secretions from the thyroid gland.

One of the most effective yoga poses for weight reduction is the sun salutation or the surya namaskar (sun salutation) which involves a serious of various postures that help in toning the muscles of the entire body. To reduce weight on the stomach and the back, one may also practice the various breathing exercises that not only result in weight loss but also help in increasing the endurance levels of the individual.

Submitted by G M on August 25, 2011 at 02:00

Why Am I Not Losing Weight? Please Suggest Some Yoga

There are several benefits of practicing yoga and losing weight is just one of them. However, do keep in mind only practicing yoga will not help you to lose weight. Along with the exercises you need to follow a good diet as well. Aim to do at least three yoga classes a week. You can also choose to combine yoga with other forms of exercise such as walking or running. This will help you to lose weight even faster. There are different forms of yoga that you can practice to lose weight. Bikram yoga and Ashtanga yoga are two of the more popular forms of yoga that people turn to when they wish to lose weight. Bikram yoga is a type of yoga that combines fat burning exercises with aerobic and cardio vascular exercises.

Power yoga is another form of yoga that provides a vigorous workout. Here are some of the well known yoga poses which will help you to lose that excess weight - Ardha Chandrasana (Half Moon Pose), Utthita Parsvakonasana (Extended Angle Pose), and so on. Do remember that yoga cannot help you to lose weight quickly. What it can do however, is help you to lose weight over a period of time and maintain your ideal weight after you have done this.

Submitted by A V on July 20, 2011 at 02:11

How Does Yoga Help You Lose Weight?

How does yoga help you to lose weight? Yoga helps you to lose weight by burning calories through the various yoga postures that work on different parts of the body. Keep in mind that there are different forms of yoga and some forms like Bikram yoga or Ashtanga yoga are more recommended for weight loss. Remember that if you wish to lose weight, your body metabolism needs to increase so that it goes to a level where it starts burning fat. Various yoga exercises help you to do this. Vinyasa yoga is a form of yoga that includes regular cardio vascular exercises which help to burn the fat – more so when combined with the yoga postures. Studies conducted on people who use yoga as a form of weight loss have not yet shown the exact connection on how yoga keeps off the pounds that is from a scientific viewpoint. However, these studies do show that yoga can help one to shed the pounds and keep excess weight off as well. It is believed that yoga does this by relaxing both the mind and the body. Yoga helps to clear the mind of distractions and one is more in tune with one’s body. The end result is listening to one’s body and finding out what it really needs.

Submitted by s s on July 20, 2011 at 02:07

What Is The Best For Weight Reducing Asana?

Yoga has been found to be beneficial in helping many people to lose weight. Some even claim that yoga has helped them to achieve their weight loss goal more than other forms of exercise. This of course, is a matter of personal opinion and results can differ from person to person. Yoga is the best way to reduce weight without any side effects. Before we answer the question of what is the best weight reducing asana, let us talk some more on how yoga helps you to lose weight. During a yoga session, you will practice controlled breathing and asanas (postures) to help focus both mind and body. While you are controlling your breathing and relaxing your body and mind, you are increasing your sensitivity to insulin, which directly burns fat that is stored in the body. There are many different yoga positions for weight loss and one cannot pinpoint the best weight reducing pose as there are different yoga poses that target the different parts of the body. Some well known poses that help to lose weight include Utthita Parsvakonasana (Extended Side Angle Pose), Ardhachandra-asana (Half Moon Pose), and Uttanasana II (Forward Bend or Extension) among others.

Submitted by V A on July 20, 2011 at 02:03

Any Diet Supplements To Reduce Weight?

Almost every one nowadays is on the lookout for a good diet plan or good diet supplements that will help them to reduce weight. There are many options available in the market these days  and one can choose from diet aids, diet programs and from a variety of diets as well. Diet supplements can be found in the form of food products, pills and teas. Some people turn to dietary prescriptions which help to trim down their weight and maintain their desired weight. Most of the food supplements that claim to help you to lose weight are rich in certain compounds. Some diet pills work by suppressing hunger. These pills fool the brain into thinking that the body does not need food, even when one is actually hungry. Other diet pills help to increase one’s energy. However, these diet supplements can have adverse side effects and should be taken after consultation with a general practitioner. Remember that a diet pill that suits one person may not be suitable to another. Diet pills are generally very expensive and not everyone can afford them too. The best way to lose weight would be to eat sensibly and by following a good exercise regime.

Submitted by S C on July 20, 2011 at 02:00

Yoga To Reduce Tummy

Yoga is practiced the world over as it offers several benefits. Yoga is a form of exercise that provides mental and physical health. More and more people are also turning to yoga for weight loss as there are different postures that one can practice to achieve this. The various asanas or yoga postures target different parts of the body. Therefore, if you wish to lose fat on your arms, you will practice one posture and another one if you wish to lose fat on your stomach. However, do consult your doctor before practicing any yoga poses. Spare some time for a warm up before you start the exercise. Do not take any risks and practice the postures under the guidance of a trained instructor. Some well known yoga exercises that one can do to reduce belly fat include Pavan-Muktasan (Wind Relieving Pose), Bhujangasan (Cobra Pose), Paad-Pashchimottanasan (The Forward Bend), and Dhanurasana (The Bow Pose) among others.

If you wish to get rid of fat from your back, try practicing these yoga exercises. Practicing these exercises will not only help to get rid of excess fat but also improve your back and abdominal muscles. Recommended exercises are Ardha Bhekasana (Half Frog Pose), Parsva Bakasana (Crane Pose) and so on.

Submitted by V A on July 20, 2011 at 01:57

Yoga is a great treatment for weight reduction and it also helps in reduction in the tummy and the excessive deposit of fats near the abdomen and the back region. Yoga helps in appropriate reduction of the fat in the whole body. When the fat in various organs of the body is burnt out it also helps to reduce the excessive weight in gained in the tummy region and the back.

There are specific asanas in yoga which help in the reduction of the weight near the tummy and the back region. These asanas include pawanmuktasana (free breeze pose) and paschimottasana (seated forward bend pose). These asanas involve lying flat on the belly and folding the legs from back and stretching them with your hands. It helps in reduction of the belly fat along with reduction in the fat deposits in the thigh region. It helps to provide perfect reduction in the weight in order for the individual to look slim. It also provides a perfect shape to the waist and burning of excessive fat deposits in the body.

Taking up the asana of pavanmuktasna helps in reduction of the belly fat and staying in this posture for quite some time shows better results on the body. Other asanas that involve head lift and shoulder lift also help to burn the cholesterol around the tummy region and this helps in reduction of the belly fat. Taking up light diet while one is on the weight reduction spree also shows great results in reduction of the belly fat.

Yoga helps to reduce the weight uniformly throughout the body so as to give perfect shape. These exercises help greatly in the reduction of the weight uniformly along with having a flat tummy. This exercise of lifting the shoulders and the neck up vigorously helps to burn the cholesterol in the back and lower abdomen. This exercise should be taken several times with large number of repetitions in one sitting.

Other exercises like chakrasana (wheel pose) and ardh chakrasana (half wheel pose) helps to provide the required exercise to the stomach and the abdomen thereby provides reduction in the excessive weight gain around the tummy and the back. Sarvangasana (shoulder stand) is also known for the reduction of weight around the stomach. It provides abdominal crunch which helps in the reduction of the weight around the stomach and other relative muscles. It provides strength to the legs and other surrounding organs and thereby helps to provide stamina along with tummy fat reduction.

Submitted by R J on August 1, 2008 at 08:17

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