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A Cathartic Beginning to a Weight Loss Journey with Yoga

Metamorphose into a new and healthy individual with yoga as your partner all the way. Yoga is a healthy way to counter weight gain, indigestion and weight gain due to stress-related eating. So get going and begin your weight loss journey with yoga through and through.
01:01 PM Apr 12, 2024 IST | Lifestyle Desk
a cathartic beginning to a weight loss journey with yoga

Maintaining the optimum weight in today’s fast-paced and challenging times is quite an impossible task. It is not always the food that you eat that is responsible for weight gain. There are many other significant factors like stress, hormonal disturbances, disturbed metabolism and time management that play the culprit in weight gain and obesity. So if you are a victim to any of these factors, here is a quick read on how to manage weight loss with yoga.

Weight Loss with Yoga

It is a popular notion that when it is a question of weight loss, yoga is not as effective as aerobic exercise and gym workouts. However, all that has been put to rest by the recent traction that yoga has been receiving all over the globe. If chosen carefully, nothing can beat yoga to effectively lose tons of calories and kilos of weight without much of the side effects. Here is a chart of the best and most effective yoga poses for weight loss with yoga.

Utkatasana or Chair Pose

This pose is akin to the positioning of a chair. It makes the person performing look like as he or she is sitting on an imaginary chair. It is efficacious in making the legs slim with curvy hips combined with a flat tummy. It requires considerable strength but ultimately it is worth the effort put into it.

Trikosana or Triangle Pose

Apart from weight loss, the triangle pose is effective for a number of health issues. This pose helps with proper digestion and reduction in fat reserves. Of all the yoga poses, this probably is one of the most effective ways to a trimmer tummy. It tones the muscles and burns maximum fat around the waist while making the hamstrings and thighs stronger. It also aids in balance and attention.

Virabhadrasana 2 or Warrior Pose 2

The warrior pose is a yogic posture that tones the thighs and shoulders and helps gain focus. If the abdominal muscles are tensed while holding the posture, it tones the stomach and gives a flat tummy which is everybody’s desire. Results are best when the position is held on to for a longer time.

Dhanurasana or Bow Pose

It is another very effective way of shedding the unwanted kilos that have piled up on you over the years. This pose works out the entire body to cure obesity, improve digestion, get rid of gastrointestinal issues, make the body flexible and make the back muscles stronger. That apart, it also helps to cure constipation and improve the circulation of blood.

Bhujangasana or Cobra Pose

The ferocious cobra pose might scare you with its very name. However, this is a simple pose that is similar to a cobra’s pose with its head lifted a little. It aids in fat reduction in the upper part of the body while toning the abdominal muscles. It is effective in burning out plenty of calories, boosting digestion and blood circulation. The most exciting thing about this pose is that it does not require plenty of strength or flexibility. It is, however, not recommended for expecting mothers.

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Metabolism and Yoga

A balanced metabolic rate is a blessing for those who have it. However, not many people are lucky to have it. So, if you are one of them with disturbed metabolic rates then here are a few yoga poses that could benefit you:

  •         Ustrasana or camel pose
  •         Shalabhasana or locust pose
  •         Setu bandhasana or bridge pose
  •         Sarvangasana or shoulder stand pose
  •         Halasana or plow pose

Stress-Related Eating and Yoga

Stress is a part and parcel of every individual’s life today - be they children or adults. As a result of this extreme stress, some people tend to binge-eat and gain excessive weight as a result. Here are some functional and beneficial yogic poses to help overcome this problem:

  •         Ustrasana
  •         Paschimottanasana
  •         Chakrasana
  •         Padahasthasana
  •         Sarvangasana


With a list of so many effective yoga poses, there is nothing in your way to empowering yourself with good health and a fit body. So get up and get going on your journey to weight loss.

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