01/13Tone your body with these yoga poses

Tone your body with these yoga poses

Yoga is one of the most relaxing and effective methods to help elevate not just physical stress but also mental stress. It helps make you feel calm and composed while also helping you become more flexible and fit. But that's not all that yoga can do for you. In fact, if you give it the right amount of time and opt for the right asanas, yoga can actually help you tone your body as well. Wondering which asanas these are? Take a look.


02/13Forearm Plank

Forearm Plank

Start with the basic plank pose and then ease into this slowly. Place one forearm on the ground and then place the other one. Make sure your forearms and elbows are pressed firmly into the ground and also ensure that your body is straight. Hold this position for a few seconds and then return to the original pose and then rest.


03/13Half Moon Pose

Half Moon Pose

For this one, stand straight and then slowly start bending over to one side. As you bend make sure one of your legs is straight while the other us being lifted. Place one hand on the ground on the side that you're bending while the other needs to be stretched upwards. Your gaze can either be downwards, forward or even upward if you're up for the challenge.




For this one, you'll have to go into a high plank position with your arms stretched out in front of you and your feet pushing against the ground. Once you get into position, slowly lower your body so that your arms bend and your elbows are parallel to your torso and pointing back behind you. Stay in this pose for a bit before rising.


05/13Locust Pose

Locust Pose

This one is a little difficult but with some practice, you'll be able to do it. Lie down with your forehead touching the ground and your palms facing outwards. Slowly lift your head, neck, arms and legs and stretch them away from the floor. Your arms could either be reaching for your legs or you can clasp them behind your back as you stretch them.


06/13Mountain Pose

Mountain Pose

This one literally means to stand tall as a mountain. Start by standing straight with your heels slightly apart and your hands behind your torso. Place your hands beside your torso and then spread your toes and the balls of your feet. Place your feet on the floor gently and exhale while stretching and releasing your shoulder blades away from your body.


07/13Boat Pose

Boat Pose

For this one, you'll have to lie down flat on the floor with your feet together and your hands by your side. Then gently lift your torso while also lifting your thighs and stretch your hands in the direction of your feet. Hold this pose for a bit and then gently lie back down again once done.


08/13The Child’s Pose

The Child’s Pose

On a yoga mat, gently kneel and lay your torso down between your thighs. Now, slowly extend your arms forward making sure that your palms are facing the floor. Stay in that position for a minute or two while taking deep breaths. Get back to initial position and repeat!


09/13Warrior pose

Warrior pose

Stand with your feet wide apart. Place your right foot in front and your left leg behind. Now, gently bend your right leg into a 90-degree angle while keeping your back leg straight. Extend your arms to your shoulder’s level. Maintain the position for 20-30 seconds and switch sides after.


10/13The Plank Pose

The Plank Pose

Start by placing your body in a push-up position. Keep your shoulders firm, tighten your tummy muscles, chest relaxed, your spine erect and back straight. Hold this exact position for 30 seconds or more. The plank strengthens your core, tones your belly, reduces back pain, improves flexibility, sculpts calf muscle and improves your mood.