Yoga is this expanding universe of spiritual and physical practices that integrates body, mind and spirit towards a state of oneness with our surroundings. What is special about this practice is that it can be taken up regardless of your age or weight.
Fortunately, yoga is for everyone and there is no one-size-fits-all approach towards practising it. Yoga has, for centuries, helped its disciples to improve and maintain their health of muscles, joints, and organs. It is great for flexibility, strength, stamina and mobility and keeps the mind relaxed and focused.
Yoga, due to its wide offering of benefits, is also a fantastic choice for people looking at starting their journey towards weight loss as it strengthens muscles, helps detoxify the body and release tension.
So roll out that mat and try these five simple asanas of yoga for weight loss, which can be practised twice/thrice a week and gradually be made a part of your daily routine:
Make sure your knees are set directly below your hips and your wrists, elbows and shoulders are in line and perpendicular to the floor (“tabletop position”). Centre your head in a neutral position, eyes looking at the floor.
As you exhale, round your spine toward the ceiling, making sure to keep your shoulders and knees in position.
Release your head toward the floor, but don’t force your chin to your chest.
Inhale, coming back to a neutral tabletop position on your hands and knees.