Best Yoga Poses For Weight Loss

May 02, 2014

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    Yoga can be very good for your health. It can not only make you leaner and fitter but it can also help you lose weight. Here are some of the yoga poses that can help you lose weight and get a toned body. Image Courtesy: Getty Images

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    Butterfly Pose

    Also known as the badhakonasana, this yoga pose is the best thing you can do to strengthen your thighs and lose weight as well. Start with a sitting position with legs stretched out in front of you. Slowly bend your legs at the knees and pull your legs in so that your heels touch each other and they are as close to your pelvis as possible. While holding your legs at the ankles, move your thighs up and down, just like the wings of a butterfly. Do this as many times as you can. Image Courtesy: Getty Images

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    Popularly known as the tree pose, vriksasana is the perfect pose for melting away fat from your stomach and abdomen. To begin with, stand on a mat with your legs together. Now shift most of your weight on the left leg and slowly raise the right leg towards your opposite knee. Place the heel of your foot on your inner thigh of the left leg and gently raise your hands above your head making sure your fingers are pointing upwards. Repeat the same steps by switching the legs. Image Courtesy: Getty Images

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    Spinal Twist

    This pose allows you to relax the abdomen muscles as well as lose the extra fat from your tummy. Lie down on a mat and pull your knees to your chest. Slowly drop your knees to the side while exhaling and turn your head and stretch your arms to the other side. Repeat the same process on the other side. It will make your tummy slimmer in few days. Image Courtesy: Getty Images

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    This pose stretches your back and tones your thighs, buttock and stomach. It will help you burn the fat from your midsection. Stand with your feet together and hands by your side. Now extend your right leg forward while keeping your left leg extended backwards. Now bend your right knee and twist your torso to face your bent right leg. Exhale, straighten your arms and raise your body up and away from your bent knee. Stretch your arms upwards and slowly tilt your torso backwards so your back forms and arch. Stay in this pose for as long as you feel comfortable. Repeat the same steps with the left leg extended forward. Image Courtesy: Getty Images

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    This amazing yoga pose can help you feel leaner quickly as it gives you relief from bloating as well as melt away fat from the stomach and lower back. To start with lie down on a mat and inhale. Now, while exhaling, pull your knees to your chest. Stay in the pose for about 15seconda and slowly move your knees from side to side to maximize the stretch. Image Courtesy: Getty Images

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    One-legged Spinal Twist

    Start with a seated position and your legs extended. Slowly move your right heel closer to your body by bending the knee. Now place your right palm on the ground and twist so that your left elbow goes beyond the right knee. Perform the same on the other side. Image Courtesy: Getty Images

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    Ardha Chandraasana

    This pose is very good for your lower back, thighs and buttocks. It helps burn off the extra fat from these areas giving you toned thighs. Stand with your feet together to begin with and slowly raise your hands above your head extending the stretch as much as you can. Now slowly bend sideways from your hips, while exhaling.  You will feel a stretch along the side of your stomach and back which will also help you burn the fat stored there. Repeat the same process on the other side as well. Image Courtesy: Getty Images

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    This pose helps strengthen the core muscles, thighs and buttocks. Also known as the chair pose, the asana will help you lose weight and get a stronger and leaner body. Stand straight with your hands joined together as if greeting someone with namaste. Now slowly raise your hands above the head and bend your knees to get your thighs parallel to the floor. Slightly bend the torso forward stay in this position for as long as you can. Image Courtesy: Getty Images

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    Modified Veerbhadrasana

    This pose is done in continuation with veerbhadrasana and helps the back, stomach and thighs. This pose starts right where veerbhadrasana ends. Instead of raising your hands above your head in veerbhadrasana twist your torso sideways and raise your hands to either side. Repeat these steps for the other leg as well. Image Courtesy: Getty Images