Nowadays the popularity of Yoga has reached its peak and both women and men find it extremely beneficial in numerous different fields. Yoga can lower blood pressure and reduce insomnia, increase flexibility, increased muscle strength and tone etc.
However, one of the best things that yoga can provide for us is to get us into shape and cut the extra fat. In today’s article, we present to you top 5 yoga exercises that will help you lose the excess fat.
Paschimottanasana (Seated forward fold)
Sit down with legs stretched out straight. Place both hands above in namaskar position. Bend slowly and touch the feet with hands. Now gently bend the head downwards with face resting on the legs. Repeat this 3 times. Benefits: stimulates liver, kidney, ovaries and uterus, improves digestion, soothes headaches and anxiety, therapeutic for infertility and insomnia.
How to do it: You need to lie down on your back and bent your right knee towards your chest and then take an elastic strap, put it on your right foot and lift your leg towards the ceiling and next you need to stretch the leg by keeping your buttocks pressed to the floor. After that, you need to slowly inhale, stay in this position for 10 seconds and then to lower your knee to your chest, and place your leg back on the floor. Then repeat this exercise with the other leg and you should do this exercise 5-10 times.
So, this is a pose that will improve your blood circulation below your torso. And, it will also reduce your sciatic pain.
Setu Bandha Sarvangasana (Bridge Pose)
How to do it: First you need to lie down on your mat with your knees bent and your feet touching the floor and then keep your arms at your sides. And then you need to place your heels as close to your buttocks as you can and inhale deeply and, lift your hips off the ground by supporting your body with your palms and feet. Next, you need to keep your head and neck on the ground and your knees separated from each other and you should stay in this position for 10-15 seconds. Then you need to slowly exhale and return to the initial position and repeat this exercise 5-10 times.
So, this is a pose that will relieve the pain in your buttocks and in the back of your legs.
Bhujangasana (Cobra Pose)
If you are a beginner here some advice: Be careful do not overstretch your back and be gentle.
First lie on your stomach with your legs stretched out. Then place your palms on the ground underneath your shoulders and your elbows should be folded upward and then press your thighs, navel and toes into the ground.
Next, you need to slowly raise your upper body (head, chest and stomach) with the support of your arms, while breathing deeply and bring your shoulder blades to close together.
You need to maintain this position for 15 to 30 seconds. Then lower your upper body back to the ground and put your hands beside you and then rest for a minute before repeating the exercise 5 to 10 times.
Balasana (Child’s pose)
If you have knee problems, you probably shouldn’t be doing this pose. But for everyone else, this post will help relax your nervous system, back, shoulders, belly, and your mind. If you bend and don’t reach your heels, fold a blanket a few times over and tuck it under your bum so you can really do it right.
You can stretch your arms out in front of you or let them relax at the sides. Set an alarm so you know when to finish the pose. While you’re in the Child’s Pose be sure to breathe deeply, especially into your back.