Many people these days are turning to yoga for weight loss. Apart from the numerous health benefits yoga can be used to treat several diseases. Yoga is the healthiest way of losing and maintaining weight. There are many yoga postures one can practice to lose weight. However, it is advisable to take the help of a good yoga practitioner to learn these postures. Also avoid practicing yoga if you are pregnant or having any health disorder without consulting a Doctor.
Obesity can be the reason for several diseases and health conditions. So it is advisable to maintain a proper body weight and not be obese. Some asanas which can be practiced for weight loss are Paschimottanasana, Ardhakapotasana, Trikonasana, Uttanasana, Ardhasarvangasana, Virabhadrasana, Bhujangasana, Halasana, Dhanurasana, Ardha Matsyendrasana, Tadasana, Pawanamukthasana, Sarp Asana, Shalabh Asana, Kamarchakrasana, Markatasana and Vajra Asana. All these yoga asanas are found helpful in losing weight if practiced regularly. Apart from these yoga postures practicing pranayamas like Kapalabhatti, Anuloma-Viloma and Bhastrika are also helpful in weight reduction. This method for weight reduction is also without side effects and can help in reducing weight gradually in a permanent manner. Practicing the above asanas for obesity can have a cumulative effect in reducing fat especially from the waist and abdomen area and influence metabolism directly. Regular practice of yoga combined with a proper diet can help you get rid of obesity.
Practicing Surya namaskar or Sun Salutations which is an all round exercise can not only help in losing weight but also have numerous health benefits. Practicing Yoga for Chakras is another way of staying healthy. There are a great number of Yoga DVDs which may help in practicing yoga postures apart from taking assistance from a yoga trainer.