Another new year is here, and many of us are already up with new resolutions – to stay fit, to be more energetic, to deliver more at work, to dedicate quality time at home, and various others. Among hundreds of resolutions, losing weight remains one of the top goals for many. If you are among the first timers who are looking to devote some quality time to remain fit, here are some postures of yoga for beginners exclusively for weight loss.
Want to strengthen your abs? Go for planks. Drop into a plank, and feel it on your abs sooner than you expect. Adjust your body to regulate the intensity as per your capability.
How to do it: Stretch your heels and the top of your head in opposite directions and keep moving your chest forward between your arms. This has to be done around 10 minutes daily to develop rock-hard abs.
- Virabhadrasana B or Warrior II
Tone your thigh muscles and those at the shoulders with this posture. Keep calm and breathe to make the most of it.
How to do it: Bend your front knee making your thigh parallel to the floor. The longer you can hold this position, the better for your quads that get tighter.
- Virabhadrasana C or Warrior III
This is for a more toned buttocks, and at the same time to strengthen the back, legs and arms too.
How to do it: Keep one leg up towards the back while stretching the body parallel to the ground. Contract the abs while you hold the position. It not only helps in balancing, it does flatten the belly too. The trick is to hold the Warrior III position for longer to make the most out of it.
- Trikonasana or Triangle
It doesn’t quite twig or shake your muscles like other postures. But if done regularly, trikonasana helps to tone your abs. The twisting motion of trikonasana helps to reduce fat deposits in the belly, and also helps to improve digestion.
How to do it: Stand with stretched legs and touch your right foot with right arms stretching your body towards right. Hold on to the posture for some time before doing the same towards left.
- Adho Mukha Svanasana or Downward Dog
How about toning the full body with a single posture? Let Downward Dog do it for you. The asana or posture goes from resting position to a radical way to strengthen your arms, back and thighs.
How to do it: Push your back upwards stretching the buttocks keeping the limbs straight. Engage your thigh muscles as well as the upper arms by rotating inward. Continue to press down through the palms and heels and take regular deep breathes as you do the asana.
- Dhanurasana or Bow
Want to burn your belly fat fast? Go for dhanurasana or bow. It not only puts pressure on the abs to bring it in shape, but it also strengthens the thighs, chest and back. At the same time, it also help massage the abdominal organs to improve digestion.
How to do it: Lie down on your chest, pull up your legs from behind and hold the feet with your hands. Pull the legs upwards and in opposite directions until only your abdomen and pelvis are touching the floor.
These few postures are best suggested yoga for beginners who are looking for shedding those extra kilos. If you want proper guidance and training for regular yoga, get in touch with Namastday Yoga Center for regular training sessions. Visit them on namastday.com or call up at (310) 923-9922 to know more.