It is well known that doing yoga is one of the best, fastest and healthiest ways to lose weight.
The most beautiful aspect of yoga is that it can be practiced by people of any age: there is no limit beyond which doing yoga stops producing benefits or has counter-indications.
Even pregnant women are recommended to practice yoga: this is because, once all the necessary precautions are taken, yoga can be a healthy way to deal with the nine months of pregnancy.
Stress is notoriously linked to various health problems, including weight gain.
Yoga is considered to be an effective remedy for stress, and practicing it will not only help you stay in shape, but it will also reduce your risk of contracting some diseases.
Losing weight and staying in shape were also able to contribute to the increase in self-esteem towards oneself, and thus to lower stress levels.
Below we have reported some yoga poses that, if practiced regularly, will help you lose weight.
Bridge pose - (Chakrasana)
This yoga position is extremely effective for getting a flatter stomach because it tones and strengthens the abdominal muscles;
in addition, it also works and strengthens the flexor muscles of the hip and the spine.
Lie on the ground on your back; bend your knees and keep your feet close to the floor, bringing them apart from each other at a distance as wide as your hips.
Now, move your hands parallel to your body, always keeping your palms down, and make sure that your fingertips only touch the ends of the heels slightly.
Now you can put your hands together in each other, and then move your body towards the other.
Hold this position for a time ranging from a minimum of 30 seconds to a minute.
Afterwards, you can leave the position and slowly return to lie on the floor. Repeat the installation 5 times.
Cobra pose (Bhujangasana)
This yoga position is usually much practiced and loved for its effectiveness in firming the buttocks and in toning the abdominal muscles. Moreover, it is a very advisable location for people suffering from back pains.
Lie on the floor face down. Place your hands so that they are below your shoulders: keep your hands with your palms facing down, and keep your fingers well open and separate.
Stretch the legs, keeping the upper part of your feet flat and in contact with the floor.
Now, press your palms towards the floor, and at the same time, move your head and upper body upwards. Push your shoulders back, but keep your hips, legs, and feet close to the floor.
Bow pose (Dhanurasana)
This yoga position can take a lot of energy to be achieved, but it really does miracles with regards to eliminating fat and toning up some particularly difficult parts of the body.
Furthermore, the position of the bow helps to lighten and better support menstrual pain and is beneficial for problems related to constipation.
Lie on the floor on your stomach; now, with your hands, stretched backwards and try to reach your feet and keep your grip; just as if your body were a bow.
At this point, you have to contract your stomach, and then try to move your torso to the other; you will also have to move your shoulders as far as possible towards each other.
If you are laying correctly, your feet should be bent over the hip area, and your hands should be holding your toes.
Keep the bow position for several moments, without stopping breathing; at this point, you can slowly begin to abandon it, releasing your feet.
Seated forward bending pose (Paschimottanasana)
This is one of the simplest and most accessible yoga exercises to reduce the excess fat that is found in the region of the stomach, and at the same time it is an excellent pose for keeping fit and healthy.
Sit on the floor and stretch both legs in front of you so they are straight. Bend your head and body forward, and try to touch your toes, but without moving or bending your knees.
Also try touching your knees with your nose, or with your forehead. Once this position is reached, exhale the air, and try not to breathe for a few moments;
try to keep this pose for a few seconds, and then slowly return to the initial position. Repeat this pose 4-5 times