Yoga is not a quick diet pill, but nonetheless regular yoga practice for losing weight helps you lose weight. What exercises do you need to do to lose weight?
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Why are losing weight from yoga?
First you need to be patient. Weight loss in yoga is a consequence of the qualitative transformation of all body systems. Yoga exercises for weight loss can normalize the metabolism, cleanse the blood and intestines from toxins, improve the work of the endocrine and respiratory systems, but this takes time. Practice should be regular, at least two to three times a week, and preferably every day at least 15-30 minutes.
For the harmonious development of the body and weight loss, you need to combine dynamic complexes of asanas, for example, with static retention of poses. Many asanas contribute to weight loss by stimulating metabolic processes. Basically, these are deflections and inverted poses: bhujangasana – cobra pose, ushtrasana – camel pose, chakrasana – bridge, matiasana – fish pose, sarvangasana – birch, halasana – plow pose, shirshasana – headstand and others. But in order to have an effect, it is important to correctly perform asanas, correctly include them in the sequence of practice and breathe correctly. Most people need at least six months to learn how to perform these poses as efficiently as possible.
Lose weight with yoga, asana and exercise
But there is a way to speed up the process of losing weight with the help of yoga. To do this, you need to include in your daily practice simple and effective breathing techniques – kriyas. They act on the digestive and excretory systems, providing effective assimilation of food and timely cleansing of the body of toxins. As a result, the skin condition improves, fat deposits melt. Perform these techniques every morning on an empty stomach, after drinking a glass of water.
Kapalabhati – breath of fire
Perform standing, with a straight back, feet on the width of the pelvis. On a sharp exhalation through the nose, pull the navel to the spine, an arbitrary breath. The breathing rate is fast, the body is motionless, the face is relaxed. Start with three sets of 20–30 respiratory cycles, gradually increasing to 50–70.