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Yoga for Weight Loss: Ways to Get Back in Shape

Shivam Pandey 0

To lead a healthy lifestyle is always assumed to be ideal. But there can be a great improvement in your health if you include yoga in your daily routine. It not only helps to regulate your body metabolism and protects your body from various serious diseases, but also helps you gain the desired body shape.
Let us see some of these yoga poses which help us to lose weight:

• Yoga Warrior Pose:

This is one of the best yoga poses preferred for weight loss. Let us see how to do it.
Clasp both hands together and turn your torso to the right side. Slightly bend your right knee and try to stretch your abdominal muscles. Close your eyes for about one minute. Follow the same procedure to the left. This posture will tighten your muscles and also tone your legs giving you very good body strength. Repeat this for 2 to 3 times on both sides.

• Yoga Bridge Pose:

As the name suggests, this pose involves shaping your body like a bridge. Lie down on your back with your feet joined and your hands by your side. Now, exhale and lift your head and chest off with the ground and stretch your hands towards your feet. Hold this position for up to minute. Now, slowly exhale and return to the starting position. Repeat this pose 3 to 4 times.

• Yoga Chair Pose:

For this pose, keep your feet together. Then inhale while you raise your hands above your head. Stretch them up and bend your knees a little, inhale while bending your knees. Hold this position for at least one minute while breathing normally.

• Boat Pose:

Stretch your legs while sitting. Then pull your knees, thighs should be tight and your toes should be pointed out. Now try to raise your feet off the ground and bring your legs to 45 degrees. Inhale while you raise your feet and avoid bending your knees. Straighten your spine, and make your body in V shape. Raise your arms to the shoulder level.

• Cobbler’s Pose:

This is one of the easiest positions. Just sit with your spine straight. Bend your knees and position your soles such that they are facing each other. You should press the soles together and hold this pose for at least a minute.

• Camel’s Pose:

Sit on your feet with your knees and calves close together. Then come onto your knees and place your hands on your hips. After that, stretch out the torso and look above. Hold your heels slowly, one hand on the other. Bend backwards and stretch out the chest and tummy. Be in this position for around one minute and return to the starting position. Repeat this for at least 3 to 4 times.

• Locust Pose:



Lie down and put your face and arms such that they face the ground. While inhaling you should lift up your legs without bending your knees. Your upper torso and hands should also be lifted up. Then try to balance yourself over your tummy.

• Dolphin Pose:

Firstly, get on your knees and head. Then, place your forearms on the ground, keeping your elbows and shoulders in the same alignment. Try to lift your back and hips as you tuck your toes and make your legs straight. Your shoulder blades must not waiver, they should stay firm and into your ribs. Then raise your shoulders away from your ears. Try to walk in towards your arms. Hold the pose for at least 5-6 seconds and then release.

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