Yoga for Weight Loss: 5 Major Asanas


Prepare to learn how to throw off excess with the help of the oldest spiritual practice, and try to do it.

Yoga not only disciplines the mind, but also puts the body in order. Perhaps the result of losing weight from doing yoga will not be as effective as when cardiovascular, but it will be very effective and long-term. Do not underestimate yoga program: changing static positions and stimulating the internal organs activates intense fat burning. Asanas, which we together with the teachers of the yoga studio and the project practitioner “Taste & Color” picked for you, involve all parts of the body, forcing the straight and oblique muscles of the press, hips and buttocks, forearms and backs. Try it!

Step 1

Stand on the rug with a straight back and step with your left foot for a meter and a half, straighten your foot, approach the heel to the floor, and bend your right knee to a 90 degree angle. Push both feet away from the rug, connect hands near the chest in the namaste, catch the left elbow at the right knee and push away from it, opening the chest to the ceiling. With each exhalation, push from the knee more and more, bringing your hands to the center of the sternum. Feel how the muscles of the back and abdominal cavity are included in the work, breathe still for 30-40 seconds, then return to the standing position and repeat from the other leg.

Step 2

From the standing position, hanging in the hip joints and taking the pelvis back, bring the hip to the parallel with the floor. Twist the coccyx under yourself (do not bend the lower back!). Take a breath, “pull yourself out” from the waist, lengthen the whole spine and with an exhalation, turning the left side to the hips, put your left hand to the right foot. Push your hand from the rug, and shoulder from the knee, trying to deploy the chest to the ceiling. Remain in this position for another 40 seconds, and then repeat from the other leg.

Step 3

The starting position is lying on the stomach. Put your hands in front of you, with inspiration push away from the rug and, lifting the chest, stretch up, extending all over the body.

Step 4

From the position of the strap, transfer the weight of the body to the left arm, make sure that the wrist is located exactly under the shoulder, the palm is uncovered, the middle finger is pointed forward, and the rest is to the side. Pull your hand away from the rug, push the pelvis up, and open the chest to the ceiling. Breathe quietly and do not lose the even position of the body, keeping the pose for another 30-40 seconds, then go back to the bar and repeat to the other hand.

Step 5

Stand in the pose of the bar, bend your arms in the elbows, fold your palms into the bowl, putting your chin on them. Push the body up from the mat into one straight line, and the heels approach the floor. Straighten the muscles of the press and buttocks, try to keep the body even. Tear off the left foot from the floor and put the foot of the foot on the Achilles of the right leg, as if with your legs crossed. Hold in this position for 30-40 seconds, then relax and repeat on the other leg.

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