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Yoga for Weight Loss

Are Yoga Poses Good for Weight Loss?

Yoga is an effective weight loss tool and when combined with healthy eating can show positive results.

Practising yoga regularly can also calm you and improve your mental health. This leads to more mindful and healthy food choices which directly aids in weight loss.

Having said that, yoga increases your mindfulness and how you relate to your body. This will also help you make better food choices and reduce your intake of junk food. Yoga offers an array of benefits, some of which include: 

  • Increased flexibility

  • Better respiratory health

  • Improved energy and vitality

  • Boosted metabolism

  • Improved athletic health

  • Increased muscle tone

  • Improved cardiovascular health

  • Weight reduction

  • Stress management

Stress can have a devastating effect on your body and mind. It can reveal itself in the form of pain, anxiety, insomnia, and the inability to concentrate. Most times, stress is the main cause of weight gain. Yoga can help you cope with stress.

Physical benefits of Yoga, combined with stress management, help a person to lose weight and maintain good physical and mental health.


Our favorite Yoga Asanas Poses for Weight Loss

Our Yoga requires perseverance, patience and persistence. Its results take time. 

These yoga poses focus mostly on building body flexibility and muscle tone. Both these are contributing factors towards a steady weight loss journey as they boost body’s fat burning capacity. 

Muscle mass is essential for several reasons. For example, it ensures a healthy weight, reduces the risk of injuries, and builds bone mass density.

Some of the Yoga asanas and yoga tips for weight loss are as given below.


Plank pose is the best way to strengthen your core. As simple as it looks, its benefits are immense.


Trikonasana – Triangle pose


The trikonasana helps to improve digestion as well as reduce the fat deposited in the belly & waist. It stimulates and improves blood circulation in the entire body. The lateral motion of this asana helps you burn more fat from the waist and build more muscles in the thighs and hamstrings. It also improves balance & concentration.


Twisted Chair pose


The Parivrtta Utkatasana is also called the Yoga’s version of the squat. But you must know that it is a little more intense and tones the abdominal muscles, works the quads and glutes.

The asana also supports the lymphatic system and the digestive system.


Virabhadrasana – Warrior One Pose


Toning your thighs and shoulders, as well as improving your concentration has become easier with the warrior pose. The longer you hold that pose, the better the results. With just a few minutes of Virabhadrasana, you will get tighter quads.


There are several other Power Yoga asanas that are very important for weight loss such as the Uttanpadasana or the Raised feet pose, Veerbhadrasana, the warrior pose, Ardha Chandrasana or the Half-moon pose, Paschimottasana or the Seated forward bend among others. Power Yoga is considered an appropriate intervention for weight loss and to prevent obesity. Check out our class schedule at www.yogaworldfitness.org (All livestream classes are free).


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