Yoga not only helps us to relax our mind and body, can also help us to keep our shape or lose weight.
If you are a person who wants to lose a few kilos or improve your figure, there are different types of yoga that will help you burn calories.
The following 5 positions of yoga, will help you to lose weight and strengthen your mind and body.
1. Anjaneyasana or Spear Posture
This position will help you have a better breath, strengthen your legs, back and joints. Also you will increase your hips and tone up your thighs.
Stand with your arms at your sides and feet together, then you should inhale and bring your arms over your head, while you keep your elbows straight and your palms of your hands together.
Then move your right leg, bending and carrying the weight on it, finally stretch your left leg back. You can repeat the same step inverted.
2. Navasana or Boat Pose
This position will help strengthen your abdominal area, tone up your kidneys and muscles of your back and legs.
Stretch your legs and as you exhale, lift them an angle of 45 ° and down your body an angle of 30 °. Finally, raise your arms up to your shoulders and extend them up to your knees. Inhale and exhale and repeat 3-5 times.
3. Chaturanga Dandasana or All Four Limbs Posture
This position will help strengthen your shoulders, arms and abdomen.
Lie face down on your yoga mat, place your arms over your chest and bend your arms until they get separated a certain distance from the ground.
Your palms and feet are the only ones who will have contact with the ground. Breathe a little for about 20 seconds and slowly lower your body to lean on your elbows.
4. Utkatasana or Chair Pose
This position will help strengthen your thighs, buttocks, abdomen and back.
Stand with your feet together, then inhale and stretch your arms forward and upward with the palms of your hands together, facing each other. Then double your ankles, knees and hips, obtaining an angle of 45 ° in your body. Hold this position for about 30 seconds while breathing continuously.
5. Halasana or Plow Pose
This position will help strengthen your back, improve your blood circulation to your thyroid and increase your metabolism.
Lie on your back, stretch your legs together, while your arms are stretched forward and glued to the floor with your palms down. Finally, raise your hips so that your legs go back until you can touch the floor with your toes without moving your arms.
Now we talk about a type of Yoga, which is known for being one of the best types of yoga to lose weight, because it is exercised in a hot environment:
6. Bikram Yoga
This is a type of intense yoga, practiced in a room that is 40 ° C temperature.
If you want to learn more, read this article about Bikram Yoga