Best Yoga Exercises For Losing Weight Naturally

By Patricia | April 30, 2009
Lose Weight Naturally

Yoga is the best proven way to lose weight fast, naturally and effectively with no side effects whatsoever. But for this you will have to practice diligently and devotedly. You will have to practice an integrated Yoga program that consists of Yoga exercises, Yogasanas (poses), Pranayamas (breathing exercises), Kriyas (cleansing techniques) and a Yogic diet. Then, and only then, can you expect results.

The best Yoga exercises for natural weight loss through Yoga are:

  • Surya Namaskar (Sun Salutation)
  • Spot jogging
  • Arm and finger exercises
  • Leg, knee and toe exercises
  • Neck exercises
  • Waist exercises
  • Shoulder and Eye exercises

The best Yogasanas (poses) for natural weight loss are:


  • Padangusthasana – Hand to Foot Pose
  • Ardha Chandrasana – Half Moon Pose
  • Parivrtta Trikonasana – Inverted Triangle Pose
  • Trikonasana – Triangle Pose
  • Tadasana – Mountain Pose
  • Vrikshasana (1) – Tree Pose (1)


  • Gomukhasana – Cow Face Pose
  • Ardha Matsyendrasana – Half Lord of the Fish Pose
  • Marichyasana - Sage Marichi Twist Pose
  • Janu Sirshasana – Head to One Knee Pose
  • Simhasana – Lion Pose
  • Paschimottanasana - Head to Knees Pose
  • Ushtrasana – Camel Pose


  • Matsyasana – Fish Pose
  • Chakrasana – Wheel Pose
  • Pawanmuktasana – Wind Relieving Pose
  • Naukasana – Boat Pose
  • Purvottanasana – Inclined Plane


  • Sirshasana – Head Stand
  • Viparita Karani – Inverted Leg Stretch Pose
  • Adho Mukha Vrikshasana – Hand Stand
  • Sarvangasana – Shoulder Stand
  • Sethu Bandhasana – Bridge Pose
  • Halasana – Plough Pose


  • Bhujangasana – Cobra Pose
  • Adho Mukha Svanasana - Downward Facing Dog Pose
  • Shalabhasana – Locust Pose
  • Dhanurasana – Bow Pose


  • Kakasana – Crow Pose
  • Garudasana – Eagle Pose
  • Vrikshasana (2) – Tree Pose (2)
  • Mayurasana – Peacock Pose

The suggested Pranayamas (breathing exercises) for natural weight loss are:

  1. Kapalabhatti (Skull Cleansing)
  2. Anuloma-Viloma (Alternate Nostril Breathing)
  3. Bhastrika (Bellows Breath)
  4. Brahmari (Bee Breath)
  5. Ujjayi (Ocean Breath) and

The suggested Kriyas (cleansing techniques) are:

  1. Vaman Dhauti (Abdominal douche with saline water)
  2. Shanka Prakshalanam (Natural Yogic enema)
  3. Sutra Neti (Cleansing the nasal passages with a rubber catheter)
  4. Jala Neti (Cleansing the nasal passages with saline water)

Yoga Diet

This is probably the most important part of your Yoga program. A Yoga Diet is essentially Sattvic (pure, light and predominantly vegetarian). You will have to have lots of fresh fruit and salads, have plenty of freshly cooked (preferably steamed or sautéed) vegetables, lots of green, leafy vegetables, sprouts and only have whole grain wheat bread and brown rice. As far as possible avoid non-vegetarian foods as well as all deep fried, stale, spicy, fast / junk foods, cigarettes and alcohol. If you practice this program in all respects, you should be able to achieve the desired results in a matter of weeks, provided you don’t have any other health condition, such as thyroid.

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