Beginners Guide to Yoga for Losing Weight

If you want to lose weight and to wonder any easy for it, you’re at the right place. Yoga is becoming the easiest way to lose weight. Yes, you heard it right. Yoga does not only upkeep balance and maintenance but also helps to lose weight.  

 You don’t need to worry whether you are familiar with the basics of yoga or not; this yoga guide is made only for you to help you cross the bridge of openness and wisdom.

Why you need wisdom and mental clarity? 

Because losing weight is not a physical or metabolic problem but a psychological challenge as well. Therefore, first, you need to clear the brain fog to enlighten your wisdom and reconnect your inner-being with the external environment to develop and maintain a healthy balance.

Now, all have to do is to sit tight and go through all the guidelines for beginners that are easy-to-follow and effectively work for you.

Yoga poses for beginner chart

Before you start, you need to visualize some yoga poses for beginners for better understanding. You need to remember one crucial thing that anything that brings great rewards, always takes time. You don’t need to rush yourself or put yourself in sound practices from the beginning. You’ll win this game slowly and steadily.

There are much yoga poses to follow, but you need to make sure to choose such movements that are only relatable to weight loss. Therefore, the way you practice these movements have a significant role in hitting the best results.

Standing yoga poses for beginners.

Here is the list of five standing yoga poses for beginners, which not only work on your stretching and flexibility but also increase your strength and stability. Nevertheless, almost every type of yoga pose has a direct or indirect influence on your belly-fat reduction.

  1. Mountain pose

It is also known as Tadasana, which is a base of all yoga poses. It targets the body’s alignment, which works as a reference for all types of yoga poses.

In mountain pose, you stand still with feet and hips apart in the distance and your arms by your sides with palms facing forward or towards your body. You need to distribute your weight equally to both feet and hold this pose for 6 – 8 breaths.

This pose improves posture and increases your focus.

  • High lunge pose

High lunge pose stretches your chest, opens your hip and groin, and let your lower body strengthen.

It is also called Uttanasana, which means standing forward. You need to step your one foot back towards the edge of the mat and stand high on the ball of the foot. Engage your core to lift your torso while raising your hand over the head and palms facing inwards. Hold this position for 6 – 8 breaths.

  • Warrior pose

Virabhadrasana or warrior pose is a standing yoga position that lets you built focus, power, and stability.

This pose targets your abdominals, legs, and hips. It boosts your energy and also improves your confidence.

The warrior yoga pose is characterized into three forms, but for the beginners, you need to follow warrior one pose. This pose requires you to position yourself following high lunge pose with the parallel feet, raising your arms skywards and lift your chin to gaze the hands over your head. Hold this position for 6 – 8 breathes.

  • Extended side angle pose

Now, you need to position yourself in Parsvakonasana or Extended Side Angle Pose, which targets your shoulders and back to remove stiffness.

Followed by warrior pose, bring your front elbow to your front thigh. Depending on your shoulder flexibility, spread your opposite arm straight up or forward and gaze towards the sky. Hold this position for 6 – 8 breaths.

  • Chair pose

Utkatasana or Chair pose is sufficient for those who suffer from chronic pain and osteoporosis, as well as reduce belly fat.

It also has a beneficial influence on people over a certain age. All you have to do is to follow mountain pose and bend your hips and thigh in a sitting position, raise your arms over your head while palms face inward.

This position heats your body and improves your flexibility and concentration. Hold this position for 6 – 8 breaths.

Beginner yoga flow 

Yoga flow is generally associated with a series of Asanas with the incorporation of the energetic movements. You can experience a sense of fluid physical motion. Besides, yoga flow is often supervised by an instructor who has the authority of the sequence of postures.

To develop flow in yoga, you need to have a good interaction with your instructor to understand better what he/she is trying to teach you.

Being consistent in your yoga flow brings you significant results in your flexibility, strength, and, most importantly, it flattens your belly for sure.

Stay grounded, stand tall & keep yourself growing and glowing.

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