Many people think this ancient practice is all about meditation and flexibility, but it can actually be an extremely effective exercise for weight loss, and unlike a number of other fitness and slimming fads, it is extremely enjoyable and easy to stick to, which means you can keep the weight off!
Surya Namaskar (Sun Salutation):
The suryanamaskar or sun salutation helps to detoxify your body. It is very effective in the morning after many hours of lack of movement during sleep. Sun salutations tone up the internal abdominal organs by alternate stretching and compression cycles that aid in better digestion and bowel movement. It also helps to avoid fat build-up and aids weight loss. Try to do at least two rounds to notice and feel the difference.
The warrior pose strengthens the hamstrings, thighs, legs and ankles as the body weight is transferred on the thighs with the forward bend. It helps to stimulate abdominal organs which can help increase the stamina. Stamina built up can help you to keep going over a longer period of time.
The Chair Pose:
The chair is like holding a squat, so it really gets your quads, hamstrings, and calves burning. And since it activates such large muscle groups, the chair pose is great for burning calories.
The boat pose requires strong abs to hold yourself up, so focus on keeping your legs and back straight to avoid straining.
This is the pose which works on the chest and the back region. The heart opening pose helps to take deep breaths resulting in more oxygenated blood being pumped to different parts of the body. The oxygenated blood helps to burn the fat. Helps in toning the buttocks too.
This is more of an advanced yoga pose but not only helps in burning the fat but also helps in toning of arms and legs. One can feel the stretch in the abdominal region taking this pose. The stretch helps to loosen up the fat in the region. Continous practicing of this asana further melts the loosen belly fat.
Bridge Pose (Setubandhanasana):
This is a slightly challenging pose, but it can help you build your core strength, and improve the flexibility of your spine. It will also help you lose the extra weight around your middle and strengthen your neck and chest muscles.
Tree Pose (Vrksasana):
Tree pose strengthens the supporting leg, gluteal muscles and arms as well as the abdominals for stability. When one side of the body is supporting the posture for balance, additional strength and calorie burn is added.
Eagle Pose (Garudasana):
In order to withstand the balance and stamina for eagle pose, the body calls on many muscles for support. The feet, ankles, calves, quadriceps, inner thighs, abdominals, shoulders and upper back are working together to maintain the wrapping and adduction of limbs while balancing on one leg. The wrapping and adduction of the shoulders and arms strengthens the upper back and shoulders. Allowing the spine to remain straight strengthens the spinal column and muscles surrounding.
Shalabasana (locust pose):
Lie on your belly with your hands resting beside your thighs while forehead and chin are on the floor. Now raise your right leg up 10 inches. Keep your leg straight, do not bend your knees. After that, try doing the same with the left leg. This asana strengthens lower back and hip flexors. It also stimulates digestive organs to enable efficient fat processing.