10 Yoga Postures to Lose those Extra Kilos!

Yoga is a slow process but an effective one. It is a great way to lose weight if practiced regularly using the right form. Moreover you don’t have to waste thousands on that expensive gym membership it can be practiced from the comfort of your home.

One must try these postures with guidance to get that perfect summer body!

Lets look at some interesting Yoga Positions.

Surya Namaskar (Sun Salutation)

If you are pressed for time and looking for a single mantra to stay fit, here’s the answer. A set of 12 powerful yoga asanas (postures) that provide a good cardiovascular workout in the form of Surya Namaskar. Literally translated to sun salutation, these postures are a good way to keep the body in shape and the mind calm and healthy.

Surya Namaskar is best done early morning on an empty stomach. Let’s begin with these simple yet effective Sun Salutation steps on our way to good health.

Cat Stretch (Marjariasana)
Cat stretch gives flexibility to the spine. It strengthens wrist joints and shoulders. It massages the digestive organs and tones the abdomen. Cat stretch also improves digestion.
Butterfly Pose (Badhakonasana)
This pose offers a good stretch for inner thighs, groin and knees. This can help eradicate fatigue caused by long hours of standing or walking. It improves and regulates bone movements.
Chair Pose (Utkatasana)
This is the yogic version of squats. Basically you have to pretend you're sitting on a chair. As a beginner, you wont have a lot of strength, So you can alternate sitting in this pose and standing in Tadasana  (Mountain Pose) with each breath, to make it easier. This pose will strengthen your leg muscles and give you a great butt, so keep doing it!
Bridge Pose (Setubandhanasana)
This is a slightly challenging pose, but it can help you build your core strength, and improve the flexibility of your spine. It will also help  you lose the extra weight around your middle and strengthen your neck and chest muscles.
Triangle Pose (Trikonasana)
Almost similar to the Angle Pose, it also stretches the sides of the body. It tones the arms,legs and abdominal organs. This Aasan also improves flexibility of the spine and hips.
Angle Pose (Konasana)
This posture stretches the sides of the body and the spine. It tones the arms, legs and abdominal organs.
Cobra Pose (Bhujangasana)
This is yet another yoga posture that helps burn belly fat. The weight of your body on the naval area massages the digestive organ. This helps in digestion and elimination  of toxins from the body. Cobra pose strengthens the muscles of the back, abdomen and the entire upper body.It also makes the spine flexible. Hold the cobra pose for 30 seconds and  repeat it every morning to lose weight.
Bow Pose (Dhanurasana)
This yoga posture not only helps in losing weight but also helps in strengthening the abdominal core. To reach its full potential you can rock back and forth. It is an excellent belly massage, and also fights constipation and accelerates digestion. Great for full body stretch.
Warrior Pose (Virabhadrasana)
The warrior pose strengthens the hamstrings, thighs,legs and ankles as the body weight is transferred on the thighs with the forward bend. It helps to stimulate abdominal organs which can help increase the stamina. Stamina built up can help to keep you going over a longer period of time.

Hope you achieve that perfect Summer Body- It’s on my To Do List, is it on Yours?

Written By: Pooja Ahluwalia