Top Three Yoga Poses for Weightloss

 

Yoga helps us to reduce the amount of stress we are experiencing and helps us to calm our bodies down which enables us to reduce the impact on our body and mind.  By reducing the stress hormone cortisol in our bodieswe make better foods choices by avoiding fight flight mode.

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YOGA POSES for WEIGHTLOSS

AND MAINTAINING A HEALTHY WEIGHT

 
  • Warrior I
  • Chair Pose
  • Half boat pose

Warrior I

Warrior I is similar to a high lunge, but the back foot is pointed out at an angle rather than tucked under.

Try to keep the front knee at a 90-degree angle or where is comfortable without hurting your knee.

Try to hold it for 30 seconds

Chair Pose

Keep the feet together and the arms straight above you as you lower into a squatting position.  Ensure that you can still see your feet in front of your knees. 

Try to tuck your hips in slightly and get your thighs as close to parallel to the floor as possible.  Hold for 30 seconds.

Half Boat Pose

Place your palms down on the ground for balance, and raise the legs first.  When you feel stable enough, raise the arms so that they are parallel with the ground.

If you feel that this is too “easy,” try increasing the space between your knees and chest by leaning back a little and moving the knees a little farther away from you.  Hold for 30 seconds and breath through the nose

If you feel comfortable in this pose, try straightening the legs for an extra challenge.  This is full boat pose, and it is much more difficult to balance in.