Having trouble losing those last five pounds? There may be an alternative method you haven’t tried yet. Yoga is notorious for helping to relieve stress but what many people may not know is that it’s also an effective way to lose weight. Studies have found that Yoga lowers levels of stress hormones and increases insulin. So with Yoga, you not only help to firm up your body but you also stay fit in the process.
If you’re still not convinced, see the results for yourself. Many celebrities use Yoga as a means of keeping fit. This includes people like Jennifer Aniston, Christie Turlington, Liv Tyler, Halle Berry, Madonna and even David Duchovny. So we have living proof that Yoga does, in fact, help people stay in shapw. We encourage all our readers to give it a try and see what kind of results they get from this method.
So you may be wondering: what poses should I do to ensure the most weight loss? Well, for starters, there is the crescent pose. In addition to firming up your abs, hips and thighs, this pose will also kick the fat burning process into high gear. Then, there’s the willow. In this pose, you stand with your feet together and then place the left foot on the inside of the knee with your arms stretched up to the ceiling.
Next is the rocking boat. In this pose, you sit down and angle your legs at a 45 degree angle off the floor as your firm your back and abs. Then comes the hover pose, which is basically just a push-up position except, instead of pushing, you just hold yourself there. Then, you slowly lower your chest toward the floor and hold yourself a few few inches above the floor before you’re done.
There’s also the chair pose which, as the name suggests, is basically just sitting on an invisible chair. You should be sitting at about a 45-degree angle as you bend your knees, making sure your knees don’t go beyond your toes and keeping your abs tight while looking forward. This will help to support your back.
So those are the five poses you should use to see effective weight loss results. So whether you’re looking to get back into shape or just trying to stay in good shape, we recommend Yoga as a great way to shed some pounds. As long as you use these poses, you should see that weight coming off in no time.