Yoga for Weight Gain: 5 Effective Yoga Poses to Gain Weight Fast




Being underweight can cause serious health issues. Your immune system gets affected and hormonal imbalances can create havoc in your body. Yoga helps you to improve your appetite, digestion, and nutrient absorption. Here are 5 Yoga Poses to Gain Weight.

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1. Cobra Pose (Bhujangasana)

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How to Do:

  • Lie down on your stomach with the legs stretched apart and feet facing the floor.
  • Place your palms by your side near shoulders.
  • Inhale and lift your chest upwards, your legs should remain on the ground.
  • Hold in this pose for 15 seconds and come back to the first position.

Number of Repetitions: Do at least 10 repetitions.

How it Helps: Bhujangasana activates the digestive system and improves digestion and nutrient absorption.

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2. Vajrasana

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How to Do:

  • Sit on the floor with your thighs resting on your calf muscles and your buttock on your heels.
  • Place hands on the knees and keep your gaze forward.
  • Stay in the position and inhale and exhale slowly for a few minutes.

Number of Repetitions: Stay in this position for 5 to 10 minutes. No repetitions needed. This asana can be performed even after taking a meal.

How it Helps: Vajrasana works on the digestive system and removes constipation and controls body metabolism.

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3. Shoulder Stand (Sarvangasana)

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How to Do:

  • Lie on your back as in Shavasana.
  • Support the hips with your hands and lift your legs.
  • Lift your lower back also by shifting the weight on to your shoulders.
  • Only your upper back and head will touch the floor.
  • Hold for 10-15 seconds and release.

Number of Repetitions: Repeat it 2 more times.

How it Helps: This asana helps to improve general health by improving blood circulation and oxygen supply to various organs. Improved circulation provides a better nutrient supply to organs and helps in perfect working.

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4. Fish Pose (Matsyasana)

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How to Do:

  • Lie down on your back on a yoga mat with your legs stretched straight.
  • Let your arms rest on the sides.
  • Slowly curve your back so that only top part of your head is touching the ground.
  • Remain in this position for a few seconds without giving much weight on the head.
  • Release from the pose and rest for a few seconds.

Number of Repetitions: Repeat twice by giving a few seconds of interval.

How it Helps: Matsyasana has a great effect on the thyroid gland and regulates hyperthyroidism. It also strengthens the cardiovascular system and the digestive system.

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5. Pavanamuktasana (Wind Relieving Pose)

wind relieving pose for weight gain

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How to Do:

  • Lie on your back on the mat.
  • Bend your knees and bring it the chest by holding with hands.
  • Lift the head and bring your face close to the knees.
  • Breathe deeply while you hold the pose.
  • Return to the original position after a few seconds.

Number of Repetitions: Repeat at least 10 times to get benefits.

How it Helps: This asana is highly effective in relieving bloating by improving digestion. It increases blood flow to the abdomen and this helps in better absorption of nutrients.

Yoga not only provides mental peace but helps to nourish our body as well. These asanas can help you to achieve better physical health.

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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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