Yoga is an ancient science which has its roots buried in history. Yoga is considered to be beneficial in many ways. It not only helps in relaxing your mind, body and soul but also grants tons of health benefits. Yoga has been found helpful in preventing many diseases. Yoga can be referred as a form of exercise which not only provides stamina to your body but also helps in losing those extra pounds from your body. Yoga is the safest practice to lose extra pounds from your body. There are many yoga poses which together work to burn fat in your body. Moreover, it doesn’t pass any side effects to your body.

People generally get floated away with false commitments of pills and tablets that promise magical remedies for weight loss in your body. But they also serve side effects on your body. Yoga, being the safest way to lose weight is practiced all over the world. Many researchers worldwide have found that practicing yoga has helped in losing weight.

It is not that you do lots of yoga and have unhealthy diet plan. It is necessary to follow a healthy diet plan that contains lots of nutritious food items. Yoga is found to be more beneficial if practiced empty stomach with plenty of water. Therefore, we recommend you to practice yoga early in the morning with empty stomach.

An important type of yoga is ‘Power Yoga’. It was termed sometime in 1990 in western countries. Some people confuse power yoga with aerobics.  Rather it is a form of Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga which was found in 1927 in India. Ashtanga is a Sanskrit word which means ‘eight-limbs’.

Some of the best Yoga postures for losing weight are:

  • Bhujangasana (cobra pose)
  • Dhanurasana (bow pose)
  • Chakrasana (wheel pose)
  • Matsyendrasana (spinal twist)
  • Sarvangasana (shoulder stand)
  • Matsyasana (fish pose)
  • Paschimottanasana (seated forward bend)
  • Janushirasana (head to knee pose)
  • Savasana (corpse pose)
  • Viparita Karani (legs up the wall)
  • Anjaneyasana (lunge)
  • Bakasana (crane)
  • Pincha Mayurasana (feathered peacock)
  • Tolasana (scale pose)
  • Chaturanga (plank)

There are more of ‘yoga aasans’ or yoga postures which are beneficial in losing weight. But it is advisable to check with your doctor if any of posture is prohibited to you. It depends upon the health condition of one’s body. Some of the yoga postures are strictly not allowed for pregnant women.


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