4 Effective Yoga Poses You Need To Check For Weight Loss

Sucharitha V

Updated At  13 Sep 22


Are you tired of hiding your belly fat? Do you want to lose weight but are not sure how to? Then allow us to make it easy for you! Check out these 4 yoga poses to burn calories, increase your flexibility and get those toned abs that you have always dreamed of! Most of these are easy to implement and are also considered under the top yoga asanas for beginners.



1- Naukasana (Boat pose)

Naukasana is also known as boat pose because of the boat like position that we have to assume. It is one of the most effective asana to reduce belly fat and achieve toned abs. In addition to losing weight, it strengthens your back, improves digestion, and improves liver functioning.

How to perform this asana:

Step 1: Lie down flat on your back with your feet together and arms by your side

Step 2: While exhaling, lift your chest and feet off the ground and stretch your arms towards your feet

Step 3: Ensure that your weight falls on your hips. By this time you will begin to feel pressure on your abdomens

Step 4: Remain in this pose for 20-30 seconds. Bring your body down with deep exhale and relax

Step 5: You can do this pose 4 times daily but do not overdo it

Tip: Breathe slowly when you are performing this pose.

Precautions: Do not do this asana if you are suffering from insomnia, hernia, spinal injuries, neck injury, asthma, heart problems.


2- Bhujangasana (Cobra Pose)

As the name suggests, you need to get into the position of a cobra. This asana is going to help you burn fat and lose weight instantly. It is also effective in dealing with respiratory problems and increases flexibility.

How to perform this asana:

Step 1: Lie on your stomach with your forehead resting on the floor

Step 2: Keep your legs close together and place your palms downwards

Step 3: Place your hands underneath your shoulders, keeping your elbows close to your body slowly lift your head, chest and abdomen while keeping your stomach on the floor

Step 4: Pull your torso back off the floor with the support of your hands

Step 5: Hold this pose for 20-30 seconds and lower yourself back onto the ground. Do this for 3-4 times every day.

Precautions: Do not perform this asana if you have back injuries, carpal tunnel syndrome, or hernia.


3- Dhanurasana (Bow pose)

Dhanurasana will help you get toned abs, arms and legs. It also helps with kidney disorders, obesity and diabetes.

How to perform this asana:

Step 1: Lie on your stomach with your arms by your side

Step 2: Fold your knees, take your hands backwards to hold your ankles

Step 3: Lift your chest off the floor slowly and pull your back up

Step 4: Hold this pose for 20 seconds, and come to the normal position as you exhale. Do this 5 times daily.

Precautions: Do not perform this pose if you have high or low blood pressure and neck injury.


4- Chaturanga Dandasana ( Four limbed staff pose)

This asana will not only help you lose weight, but also strengthen and tone your abs and arms.

How to do this asana:

Step 1: Begin with the Plank Pose. Keep your elbows over your wrists, and keep your body a few inches above the floor.

Step 2: Ensure that your back is straight and your chest is lifted upwards

Step 3: Press your knuckles into the floor and keep your arms bent at the elbows

Step 4: Hold this position for 10-30 seconds, and then lower your body to relax.

Precautions: Do not perform this asana if you have a carpal tunnel syndrome, or a shoulder, wrist or hip injury.

All these yoga poses will help you lose weight and tone your body! So What are you waiting for? Get started ASAP!!


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