01/17These yoga postures can help you lose weight

These yoga postures can help you lose weight

Almost everyone wants to lose weight. For many, shedding those extra pounds is a must as not doing so can lead to a host of health issues. While there are many ways to go about losing weight, one of the best forms is by practising the art of yoga. There are specific asanas that can help tackle issues with weight and yield results fast. Here are some of the popular yoga postures that can help you lose weight. Practise these poses with care and proper guidance.


02/17Garland Pose (Malasana)

Garland Pose (Malasana)

This pose is especially great for people who sit down a lot for most of their day. The garland pose gives your body a good stretch and primarily works on your hip muscles,groin and thighs. It also helps to make your body more flexible and toned. However, consult with an expert before trying this pose if you suffer from hip or knee pain.


03/17Twisted Chair (Parivrtta Utkatasana)

Twisted Chair (Parivrtta Utkatasana)

The Parivrtta Utkatasana, a.k.a the twisted chair, is a version of a squat. This pose works on your abs, glutes and quads. It is also a great pose to practise if you have digestive issues. It may seem easy, but this pose packs a punch and can help you lose a significant amount of weight in no time.


04/17Warrior III (Virabhadrasana C)

Warrior III (Virabhadrasana C)

If you want a toned derrière (especially now that it is summer), then this is the yoga pose you should be practising. The Warrior III not only takes you a step further in achieving a toned figure, but it will also help to make your legs, back and arms strong. If you'd like to take it a step further, make sure while you hold this pose that you contract your abs.


05/17Warrior II Pose

Warrior II Pose

The Warrior II pose aids weight loss because it helps to make the hip, chest and legs strong. It also provides loads of energy to the body and improves blood circulation. The first step of this pose is to turn the right toes facing the right wall. Next, bend the right knee over the ankle of the same side. Next, sink your hips down towards the floor and reach out to the front by stretching your arms out. Hold this pose for at least six breaths. Once you are done, gently come out of the pose.


06/17Seated Forward Bend

Seated Forward Bend

Seated Forward Bend gives you a full body workout, which helps to stretch and tone your body. Performing this workout regularly will help shape up your legs, shoulders and abdomen. The first thing you need to do to practise this pose is to sit on the floor and stretch your legs. Make sure your feet are six inches apart from each other. Next, hold on to your toes with your hands and lower your body as much as you can. Stay in this position for at least 30 seconds and breathe.


07/17Boat Pose

Boat Pose

This pose is great if you want to lose weight around your hips, stomach and hips. To do this pose, you need to first sit on the floor and stretch your legs out. Next, lean back just a little and stretch your arms out. Lift your legs and hold this pose for at least 20 seconds. Over time try and hold this pose for a minute. Once you have completed the asana, release the legs and sit up straight.


08/17Setu Bandha Sarvangasana

Setu Bandha Sarvangasana

Setu Bandha Sarvangasana, or bridge pose, helps to tone the body and help you lose weight. Reaching the chest toward the chin helps to massage the thyroid gland, which is important to help give your metabolism a boost. The action of pressing down with the help of your feet, helps you to tone your thighs and muscles. It also makes the process of digestion easier. If you spend a lot of time sitting down, like when you are in front of a computer for long hours, then this pose can be extremely helpful to your body.




Sarvangasana, or shoulder stand, may take a while to get used to at the start. But once you do, you can practise this movement with ease on a daily basis. One reason to practise this pose is that it can help you lose weight by getting your body in shape, like strengthening the upper body, abs and legs. It also helps to open the chest and make the spine more flexible. Apart from this, it also has a range of a lot more health benefits like helps you sleep better, improves digestion and can help treat thyroid issues.




If you want to strengthen your core, practising the plank pose is the best way to do it. Even though it may look like an easy asana to pull off, don't be fooled. Even the slightest adjustments can make you feel the intensity a whole lot more. To do this pose, draw the top of your head and heels in opposite directions of each other. Next, move your chest forward in between your arms. Hold this pose for as long as you can. Plank Pose, or Phalakasana in Sanskrit, helps to strengthen your abdominal muscles, shoulders, chest, neck, glute and back muscles.