Top 7 Fat Burning Yoga Poses




Research proves that Yoga could be of great help in making your weight loss plan more effective. Yoga brings positive results such as more flexibility, improving mental concentration and above all in burning fat. Therefore, it’s high time that you start yoga. At the beginning, perform simple poses that help make your body flexible so you do more challenging poses. We’d discuss here the top seven of such yoga poses.

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1. Chair Pose

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Chair pose, known as Utkatasana is a yoga pose in standing. It tones your whole body. It focuses on thighs.

How to do:

  • Stand upright. Breathe in deeply and lift your arms upright overhead.
  • Your palms should face in front and biceps are next to your ear.
  • Breathe out gradually. Flex your knees thus pushing your butt lowering in the direction of the floor as if you’re going to sit in a chair.
  • Keep shoulders down and back.Keep on breathing in and out – up to five times.

How it Benefits: It tones up thighs and burns the extra fat there.

[ Read: Yoga for Weight Loss ]




2. Twisting Chair Pose

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Twisted chair pose (Parivritta utkatasana) is good for knees, and tones up the quadriceps the front muscle in the thing). It helps in detoxification of the body, which is crucial to making the loss of weight.

How to do:

  • First, come to chair pose. Lower the apps to chest level.
  • Bring your hands together as you do in prayer.
  • Keep your arms to the right such that your left elbow comes to the rest on the right thing.
  • Keep the abdominal muscles tight continue breathing in and out.
  • Repeat up to five times.

How it Benefits: It tones up the muscles in thigh, but, hip, and upper back regions. It also strengthens oblique (the abdominal muscle).

[ Read: Yoga Poses to Reduce Belly Fat ]




3. Downward Facing Dog Pose

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Downward facing dog pose or Adho Mukha Swanaasana is an effective yoga pose for the muscles of shoulders and legs.

How to do:

  • Stand on the floor on your hand knees at hip width away.
  • Keep your fingers wide and bear you weight on your hands. Hands should be at a distance of shoulder-width.Spread apart your fingers.
  • Bear weight on your hands pushing toward the floor. Make your toes taut and breathe out.
  • Tilt your pelvis up in the direction of the roof and push your butt toward the wall.
  • Make your legs straight. Lift your chest in the direction of the wall behind you.
  • Keep the neck relaxed. Keep the heels close to the ground as much as possible.
  • Breathe in and out for five times.

How it Benefits: It burns the fat in things claves and waist part.

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4. Warrior i Pose

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Warrior 1 or Virabhadrasana 1 is an effective pose in standing position. It is good for developing stamina coordination and balance.

How to do:

  • Come to downward dog pose.Step you right food ahead between your hands.
  • Turn your left heal outward a little and move the right hip a little back.
  • Use your abs and rise high as much as possible.Breathe deeply in and out.
  • Repeat up to five times.

How it Benefits:

  • It makes the hamstrings stronger. This leads to strengthening of the legs, thighs, and ankles as weight get transmitted to the things.
  • The forward bend helps in toning up the abdominal muscles.

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5. Bow Pose:

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Bow pose or Dhanurasna is yoga pose involving bending the back and deeply opening front body.

How to do:

  • Lie on your tummy and forehead down on mat. Let your arms lie on the floor across with your sides.
  • Breathe out and flex your knees.
  • Bring knee close to the butt as much as possible.
  • Bend back and catch your ankles. Make sure to keep the knees at a distance of hip-width.
  • Let the lower back be in a relaxed state.Keep on breathing in and out deeply.
  • Repeat for five times.

How it Benefits: Bow pose would be helpful in your weight loss plan. It keeps your metabolism pace intact and boosts it. It strengthens the muscles in the back.

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6. Warrior iii Pose

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Warrior iii pose is a pose good for balancing your body. The very nature of this pose brings stability across your body by making all the muscles in arms, core and legs work in unison.

How to do:

  • Come to Warrior 1 pose. Keep your abs taught, flex your chest downward.
  • Raise the left leg to make your torso parallel to the floor.
  • Keep your arms out in front such they are away from your ears.Look at the floor and keep your corn forward and foot heel back.
  • Stay in the pose for five deep breathing in and out.

How it Benefits: It makes the leg muscles strong and tones them up. It helps developing in focus. Tones up the muscles in the core and helps burning belly fat.

[ Read: Yoga for Stronger Arms ]

7. Knee to Nose Dog Pose

Knee to nose dog pose or Jaanu naasikaa adhomukha swanasana is a variation of Downward-Facing Dog Pose. It brings in benefits in addition to those brought by the Downward-Facing Dog Pose.

How to do:

  • Come to Downward-Facing Dog Pose. Breathe in deeply and raise your left leg high as much as possible behind you keeping your hips stable.
  • Breathe slowly and let knee reach your nose as close as possible as you pull your belly in.
  • Then breathe in raise your leg to down-ward dong pose level.
  • Repeat up to five times on each side.

How it Benefits: It makes the muscles in the legs, arms and the core stronger, and helps tone the abdominal muscles. It improves your focus.

The seven yoga poses discussed here are great in enabling you to make a calculated strategy for burning fat. Spend fifteen to twenty minutes each day. In the beginning, it may look too hard but it is not impossible. You need to bear with patience to realize the goal.

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Written by: Pravallika Menon

Pravallika Menon is editor & Writer for "BeautyEpic.com". Full time beautician for a organic Hair n Makeup saloon. She has completed graduation in Andhra University. Social Activist & Yoga Trainer.

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