Yoga for Weight Loss: 6 Ways to Get Back in Shape

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We are in the 21st century, and for us it’s not only the face that gives us the tag of being beautiful; being in the right shape plays the equal game to get that compliment. But what about those tight schedules that almost all of us experience? Who has so much of time to hit the gym? Well, something that can save us in such a scenario is ‘Yoga’.
Yoga originated in India and it is basically a mental, physical, and spiritual practice. The most well known types are Raja Yoga and Hatha Yoga. If we delve deeper into it, the discussion will be endless. If you are however, looking for some effective yoga poses to get into shape, then here are a few for you:

  1. Surya Namaskar:

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This is perhaps the basic and most practiced asana. It comprises of twelve different poses which focus on different parts of the body. This yoga practice helps in keeping the body active. The skeletal system gets strengthened and you also get rid of anxiety and stress along with a great metabolic boost which burns calories and helps you get in your dream shape.





  1. The warrior pose or Veerabhadrasana:
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This is the second most practiced asana. This asana helps in enhancing blood circulation of the body and works wonderfully on legs, thighs, back, and arms, burning away all the accumulated fat.





  1. Triangular pose or Trikonasana:
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If the lower back area of your body is bulging, then may be this the time to practice the triangular pose. The lower back area will not only get back in shape but you will also notice the changes in your arms and thighs. Soon you will feel that these focused areas have become much toned and the skin has become firm.





  1. Seated forward bend pose (Paschimottanasana):
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If your body has taken an unusual shape, and you want to shed those extra kilos from the areas of your thighs and belly, then wake up early in the morning, place your yoga mat and start practicing Paschimottanasana. You will be surprised to see the result. Try this!





  1. The boat pose:
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This is another pose to bid adieu to those stubborn belly fat. It’s actually a tough job to kill the belly fat, but this asana has helped people successfully to get the desired outcome. You will have to start this with 10 seconds of holding the legs, but with the passing days, you can increase the duration. It is specially beneficial for your core and can get you really firm and flat abs without taking a toll on your back.





  1. Bow pose (Dhanurasana):
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This will require a lot of your energy, but trust the word that it is going to tone the difficult areas of the body. People with constipation and menstrual issue will find absolutely amazing results with the proper practice of this asana. Again like the previous exercise, start with 10 seconds of maintaining this asana and then gradually increase the duration.

Now let’s start with these 6 yoga asanas and wait till you surprise everybody by giving your body a toned and sculpted look.