Yoga is practiced to bring your body, mind and soul in relaxing mood and even helps to reduce stress and prevent mental pressure. Moreover, your metabolism is mainly responsible for determining how much of energy is released by the food you eat to perform different bodily functions.
The fast metabolism can ensure you a greater calorie burn and leads to fast weight loss. Whereas, slow metabolism, on the other hand, can lead to slower weight loss and utilization of fewer calories.
So here are best Yoga Asanas to speed up weight loss and keep your brain balanced amid this lockdown which you all be facing a mental tension and mood swings.
Yoga will help you lower your anxiety, but make sure you will be able to hold each asana or posture for about 15-20 seconds at first, and then slowly longer it up to one minute, then repeat it on the opposite side.
Here are best 10 yoga asanas for weight loss
Holding a plank is one of the best way to strengthen your inner core and it also put pressure on the lower abdomen and fasten up weight loss.
To perform plank, energetically draw your heels and the top of your head in opposite directions and keep your chest moving forward between your arms. Hold this posture for about 60 seconds to have effective results.
2. TRIKONASANA (TRIANGLE)
Trikonasana may not make your muscles move much like other postures but do it often and you will see results in your lower abdomen as abs will start to form. The twisting motion of this asana even heps to improve digestion and reduce fat deposits in the belly.
Turn your right toe towards the shorter edge of the mat and the left toe towards the longer egde.
Raise your palms at shoulder level,bringing your elbows, shoulders and palm in one line, with the palm facing downwards.
Then start inhale and exhale through your upper body to the right side without moving the lower body.
Now, place your right palm on the floor and starts to exhale and extend your left palm towards the roof.
Keep repeating this posture for 2-3 times both on opposite side for maximum results.
This is one of the asanas that helps to speed up weight loss and even helps in improving digestion.
Start to lift your legs, knees, thighs and toes and inhale in normal way.
Now hold this position and keep your breath for as long as you can.
After that exhale and relax to lie down with one cheek touching the ground.
Repeat this for about 2-5 times.
Keep your left knee cap engaged and start to raise your arms up and inhale sideways.
Hinge from the hips, lengthen the spine, start to exhale and then fold forward to hold the outside edge of your foot.
You must make sure both of your shoulders are in one line and the shoulders blades are together.
Keep your face forward towards the toes and repeat it the same for about 2-3 times.
Try out this asana also for effective weight loss. First, inhale and lift your hips up pushing your pelvis forward and sternum towards the sky.
Hold your right ankle with your right hand and then left ankle with left hand, facing fingers outwards.
Stay this in pose for a few seconds and repeat it for 2-3 times.
6. SARVANGASANA (SHOULDER STAND)
Bring the buttocks, back, led and the chest in one line.
Then tuck your chin into your chest and stay in this pose for a few seconds.
Then slowly come to resting position by bringing your hips down with the support of your hand, and then place your body down slowly.
Repeat it for about 2 times.
For this asana, lift your legs up and use your palms to support your back, and rest your elbows down and place it close to each other.
Then take your legs backwards, over your head and try to touch your toes to the floor.
Your arms can be pressed down on the floor behind your back, keeping the elbows straight.
Stay in this pose for few seconds, hold your lower back with your hands and bring your legs down straight.
Repeat it 2-3 times.
8. SETU BANDHA SARVANGASANA (BRIDGE)
Brigde pose is great for the thyroid, glutes and works great for weight loss.
First, press down the floor with your feet and then start raising your thighs and back and to help to tone up the muscles.
This posture helps to stimulate the abdominal organs and also helps to keep your digestive system works properly.
9. DHANURASANA (BOW)
This bow pose works extremely effective for weight loss. Pull your hands and feets in opposite directions until only your abdomen and pelvis are touching the floor.
Then join your hands and feet and this asana will definitely massage your abdominal organs and improve digestion.
10. SURYA NAMASKAR (SUN SALUTATION)
This asana slowly stetches and wrams up the muscles to get the blood flowing in your whole body and improving blood circulation.
This asana can be performed by just simply raising your upper body and start stretching towards backwards. It will help you tone up your arms, reduce belly fat and balance your metabolism.
Check out the video to learn yoga postures to perform it properly.
Try out these asanas or postures to speed up your weight loss.