You are well aware that Yoga is a way to calm the mind, but it is also a great exercise to get in shape. In this article, we will introduce to you a few postures that is the most effective in helping you to drop some weight. As you practice, hold each posture for 15-20 seconds at first then increase the duration a few seconds longer each time you practice.
1 – Planking
Planking is one of the best ways to strengthen your core. It may look like much an easy exercise but it is actually quite hard to keep balance. Drop into plank and soon you will feel it in your abs. As you go along, do this daily and you can increase the intensity even more to develop rock-hard abs.Remember to draw your heels and the top of your head in opposite directions and keep your chest moving forward between your arms.
2 – Warrior II
A powerful warrior II can tone your thighs and shoulders muscles. To get the best effects, you should try to bend your front knee so that your thigh is parallel to the floor and hold as long as possible. The longer, the tighter your quads will get. Remind yourself to calm the mind and just breathe as you are a warrior!
3 – Warrior III
Warrior III is helpful to tone loose butt, strengthen your back end, legs and arms.To get the most out of it, contract your abs to help you keep balance while you hold the position. It’ll flatten your belly too and the longer you can hold, the more your butt will benefit.
4 – Triangle
Triangle will directly affect your abs as the twisting motion helps to improve digestion and reduce fat deposits in the belly. Furthermore, it engages the muscles of the legs and arms so more muscle will be built and more fat will be burnt.
5 – Downward Dog
Downward dog is the posture that help to tone your total body. This pose goes from a resting posture to a radical way to strengthen arms, back and thighs. For the most muscle-toning benefits, you must engage the thigh and upper arms muscles as rotating them inward while continue to press down through your hands and heels. Hold it as long as possible and don’t forget to breathe!