Yoga Asana for weight loss

Lose your weight naturally with Yoga Asanas

Are you tired of trying various methods to lose weight and still weigh the same? There are undoubtedly ample ways available in the recent era to cut down your extra ounces. However, the question still stands tall if they are effective in providing a long-term solution. The answer to this is mostly ‘no’. They either offer temporary solution or come loaded with side effects, which are certainly not desirable by everyone.

Yoga asanas like Surya Namaskar, bhujanga asana, paschimothasan, Dhanurasana (bow pose), Chakrasana (wheel pose), Matsyendrasana (spinal twist) and various other posses  lead  to weight loss.

Yoga postures for weight loss

Yoga asana is a power-packed method of weight reduction. The best part about it is that it is natural, slow but steady and free from side effects. It is not as swift as workouts that are done in gymnasium. You can definitely lose weight at a faster pace with the help of strenuous workouts but you must not wish to put on weight all over again once you get bored of your workout sessions. This is unlikely to happen if you adapt Yoga Asanas as a regular practice.

Yoga Asanas freshen up an individual from within. After every yoga session, you are sure to feel lively, energetic and cheerful as compared to the previous day.

On your way to a holistic journey of weight loss, let us have a look at a few amazing asanas offered by the ancient practice.

Surya Namaskar

Surya Namaskar, the king of asanas is a combination of 12 powerful yoga poses. It is an ancient tradition of worshipping the sun. Surya Namaskar is performed in a set sequence. It is an ardent way to get rid of your flab. One should seek an expert help for learning all the 12 postures involved in Surya Namaskar because a violation of the correct method might invite unnecessary injuries. It works on all the muscles of the body. Any novice can begin with Surya Namaskar with a few rounds of the postures. With the gradual advancement in time, the frequency can be increased for an effective result. It can work wonders if practiced daily and correctly.

With Surya Namaskar 95 percent of your muscles are recharged for the whole day. It further maintain body fat. Surya Namaskar work on body, mind and your intellects. It also removes tridoshas vata, pitta and kapha of your body.

Setu Bandh

This is also termed as ‘bridge pose’. This asana is basically designed to tone the thighs and lower back. It should be practiced 5-10 times a day for optimal results.


This is also known as ‘cobra pose’. In this asana, you have to position yourself in a curved pose resembling a snake. It primarily works on the chest, tummy, back and buttocks. This pose helps in absorbing more oxygen from the environment with every deep breath that leads to the flow of oxygenated blood throughout the body. The oxygenated blood helps in the burning of fat.

Bhujanga asana known as Cobra pose is the back bending exercises. Bhujanga asana stimulates the abdominal area, which leads to strengthening the muscles of the abdominal area and leads to lose weight.


This asana is well known as ‘bow pose’. It is quite effective in shredding the fat of abdominal region. It also helps in toning down the arms and legs.


This asana has been designed for people who are worried about fats accumulated in their bellies and waists. Practicing this asana on a regular basis helps in reducing the fat and brings back your belly and waist in shape.


Paschimottanasana, called us forward bending posture improve the digestive system. It also makes your internal organs smooth. There are other benefits of Paschimottanasana are useful in sciatica pain, nervous system. It stimulates the solar plexus and balance the Prana. The same way Dhanurasana (bow pose), Chakrasana (wheel pose), Matsyendrasana (spinal twist) and various other posses can also reduce weight.

Besides the asanas mentioned above, many postures cumulatively work on your body to make you look slim, toned and beautiful. Thus, adapt 3D’s determination, dedication and discipline along with yoga for a better you!

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Dr. Jagdev Singh

Dr. Jagdev Singh is a qualified Ayurvedic Practitioner and Herbalist with B.A.M.S. and M. Sc. in Medicinal Plants. He has a wealth of experience in using Ayurveda to treat patients, including the use of herbal medicine and personalized Ayurvedic diets. His passion for spreading accurate and scientific information about Ayurveda and Medicinal Plants led him to create Ayur Times, a trusted resource for those seeking reliable information on the topic. Through his dedicated work, Dr. Singh has helped thousands of patients find relief and improve their health with Ayurveda and Herbal Medicine.

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