Yoga burns calories, fights cellulite, and might make you look and feel more youthful. Here are some of the best moves for every body.
Yoga is a complete exercise, imparting both stronger muscles and a better cardiovascular performance. It is a body-weight exercise, but the effort required to hold the poses also results in a functionally better cardiovascular system. The thighs, butt and hips tend to be the biggest weight gain trouble spots for women. Although you may be tempted to perform spot-reducing exercises to address your trouble spots, these types of exercises aren’t effective for weight loss. To get rid of excess weight in the places where it always shows up on your body, you must lose weight all over. A combination of aerobic and strength-training exercises will help you slim down and tone up. Here are some of the best moves for every body part now.
Dolphin yoga pose would let you lose weight from the upper arms. For those ladies who want to wear sleeveless suits but are not able to wear them because their upper arms look fat, this pose is a must. Start by lowering down your elbows and make them reach the floor, then tuck your toes and interlace your fingers. Stay in that position for a second and then press your hips up. This would create a line between your butts and your elbows. Now, you need to squeeze that portion of your arms from where you want to reduce weight. Now breathe heavily and repeat.
Boat pose would help you to lose weight from abs and lower belly. To perform this, sit straight and put your hands on the underside of your knees. Then, gradually, tighten your abs. Finally, lift your feet from the floor and bend your knees, make sure that your legs are at an angle of 45 degrees. Then, breathe slowly and lower your body. Keep on repeating till you have stamina.
Downward Dog Split Pose
This pose would help you to reduce weight from the legs. You would need to start from hands and knees. Let out a heavy breath and push your body down to get into a downward dog position. Keep your legs straight and lift your butt and hips from the floor. Get your hands relaxed and keep your arms straight. Now exhale and lift your leg one by one in the air as high as possible.
If you want to reduce fat from your hips side, this pose would prove to be the most beneficial one. You would need to apply more effort for this pose. Again, you would need to start in the down position. Touch the floor with your hands and knees, then move your right leg over your left leg from behind, then sit back on your heels, but don’t rush, keep it slow so that you do not feel pain afterwards. You can also take the help of a rolled up towel or something to provide support to you in case you find it difficult to lay back.
Thin of this move as the top half of a push-up: Start with your hands and knees on a mat, hands directly under shoulders and knees right below hips (if this is hard on your wrists lower your arms and rest on elbows). Lift up and straighten legs. Tighten your abs and keep your eyes on one spot in front of you.
You already know how bad sitting all day at a computer or in your car if for your back. This Yoga Pose strengthens and stretches the muscles in your lower back and along the spine. Lie facedown, press your legs together, and lift legs off the floor. Then lift your arms straight back behind you and lift your chest, coming into a mini-Cobra in the front.