Yoga is considered an amazing practice to achieve spiritual enlightenment. But did you know that Yoga is also a great physical exercise? What the experts say is that Hatha Yoga or the physical aspect of yoga consists of specific body postures or alignment exercises that help a person achieve the physical condition necessary to achieve spiritual enlightenment. Although yoga works on all parts of the body, it is especially helpful in reducing body fat and fighting obesity. As we all know, obesity is one of the most common problems that people experience these days. Due to the sedentary lifestyle and unhealthy diet, people are getting fat and suffering from a serious form of physical ailment called obesity.
We tell you the five best yoga postures that can especially help you fight obesity:
1. Naukasana –
As the name suggests, Naukasana or boat pose helps you reduce belly fat, tone your abdominal muscles, and strengthen your lower back.
Lie on your back. Keep your hands along your body. Take a few deep breaths. Now slowly lift your body, chest, arms, and legs off the floor, while breathing deeply. Continue to hold this position for a few seconds or as long as you can. Continually feel the pull in your chest, stomach, and back muscles. Slowly return to the normal position. As you exhale, relax the posture and return to the original position. Repeat the asana at least three times.
2. PawanMuktasana –
This pose is very useful for burning fat in the thighs, hips, and abdominal region.
Lie on your back. Now slowly raise your legs and bring your knees together with your hands. In this position, bring your legs closer to your body. Hold this position for a few seconds. Slowly release the pose and bring your head to the ground. Once you’re done, stretch your legs and relax.
3. Bhujansana –
This is also called the Cobra Pose. This pose is especially useful for toning and stretching the arms, shoulders, buttocks, thighs, back, and abdomen. Bhjangasana is an excellent asana to reduce abdominal fat. If you practice it regularly, this pose can help you achieve a flat stomach.
Lie face down on the floor. Place your palms on the floor next to your shoulder. Inhale and simultaneously lift your body up to the navel. Hold this pose for a few seconds and slowly return to the original position. Repeat the pose three times.
Four. Paschimottan Asana –
It is also considered an excellent pose to combat abdominal fat. This pose helps reduce belly fat and tone the abdominal area, pelvic region, thighs, hips, and shoulders.
Sit on a flat surface, stretch your legs forward, and straighten your legs. Inhale and bring your arms above your head. Now exhale and lean your body forward and try to touch your knees with your forehead. Continue to hold this pose for a few seconds and continue to breathe normally. Inhale and slowly return to the normal position. Repeat the pose twice.
5. Veer Bhadrasana –
This is also called a warrior pose. In addition to reducing body fat, this pose also helps improve body alignment and burn fat throughout the body.
Stand with your legs stretched out at least one foot apart. Now move your gaze to the right and bend your right leg to 90 degrees. Now take a deep breath and raise both arms to shoulder height. Turn your head to the right and continue to hold this pose for a few seconds or as long as you can. Inhale and return to the original position. Repeat the pose at least twice.
These poses, if practiced on a regular basis, can really help you reduce not only belly fat, but whole body fat as well. Reducing belly fat is the hardest job in the world and requires a lot of effort on the part of the person. But it is not impossible either. With practice and patience, you can really achieve good results in a very short period of time.