Yoga poses to lose weight

I came across the following article at and I really have found it to be helpful.

DISCLAIMER: I don’t co-sign on the parts that say these poses “melt fat”, but they do make you strong.

So try these poses and feel FIERCE!  Let me know how you like them.

“Did you know that yoga not only helps in maintaining the harmony of the mind, body and soul. But also aids in improving the metabolism of the body. Yoga helps you achieve your desired weight loss. The best part about yoga is that it leaves you fresher and more energetic than before after the work outs. Read about the different yoga poses that will aid you in weight loss.

Yoga postures for weight loss: Yoga poses to lose weight 

Surya Namaskar
Surya Namaskar is the best yoga has to offer as far as the poses are concerned. It works on the whole body especially on the big muscle group. A beginner can start with a few rounds of it and gradually increase the number of rounds. It helps to lose weight.

Yoga postures for weight loss: Yoga poses to lose weight 

Warrior PoseThe warrior pose strengthens the hamstrings, thighs, legs and ankles as the body weight is transferred on the thighs with the forward bend. It helps to stimulate abdominal organs which can help increase the stamina. Stamina built up can help you to keep going over a longer period of time. 

Cobra Pose
This is the pose which works on the chest and the back region. The heart opening pose helps to take deep breaths resulting in more oxygenated blood being pumped to different parts of the body. The oxygenated blood helps to burn the fat. Helps in toning the buttocks too.

 Bow Pose

This is more of an advanced yoga pose but not only helps in burning the fat but also helps in toning of arms and legs. One can feel the stretch in the abdominal region taking this pose. The stretch helps to loosen up the fat in the region. Continous practicing of this asana further melts the loosen belly fat.

Side Bends
It’s as important to work on muscles in the stomach region as often as working on other muscles group. After a certain age the body stops to grow and the fat starts accumulating in the stomach region. Side bends helps to melt those love handles. These bends might not help to burn a lot of calories but will be instrumental in inch loss.


Konasana stretches the sides of the body and the spine. It tones the arms, legs, and abdominal organs

Yoga postures for weight loss: Yoga poses to lose weight 

Trikonasana Trikonasana stretches the sides of the body. It tones the arms, legs, and abdominal organs. This aasan also improves flexibility of the spine and hips

Cat stretch Cat Stretch gives flexibility to the spine. It strengthens wrist joints and shoulders. It massages the digestive organs and tones the abdomen. Cat Stretch also improves digestion.

Weight Loss Recipe

You may like to try this tasty, healthy Ayurvedic recipe that will aid in weight lossVietnamese vegetable stockPreparation time: 1 hourIngredients:Water – 2 litersSliced carrots – 1 cupSliced cabbage – 1 cupSliced celery (stem) – ½ cupSliced white radish – 1 cupSalt – 1 ½ teaspoonMethod-Steam all the vegetables.-Boil water separately in a saucepan.-Add two tablespoons of ground vegetables to the boiling water and stir.-Put the remaining steamed vegetables into the saucepan.-Add salt to taste.-Stir and serve hot.(Recipe Source: Art of living)”

God Bless and Take Care
Love, Tonya
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About Love, Tonya

Tonya served in the US Air Force for 22 years where she performed aircraft maintenance on Avionics systems. She was also an Avionics Field Training Detachment Instructor, a Unit Training Manager, a Physical Training Leader and a Unit Fitness Program Manager. She was personally trained and certified to the rank of Red Belt in the Black Belt Salsa® dance system by the creator of BBS, Edie the Salsa Freak. Just prior to retiring from the Air Force, Tonya opened Love 2 Dance Fitness Studio and Baile con Sazon Dance Studio in Fayetteville, NC. She is also a licensed Zumba®, Zumba Kids®, and Zumba® Sentao instructor as well as certified to teach Bokwa®, Devoted Fitness® and PiYo® Live. Tonya is also a Soldiers Who Salsa instructor which is a fun and unique recreational therapy experience that transforms the lives of wounded, ill and injured military vets through partner dance. Tonya has danced Salsa, Bachata and Cha Cha Cha for over 18 years and has trained and performed with some of the world’s greatest Salsa dancers like Edie the Salsa Freak, Griselle Ponce, Nery Garcia and Giana Montoya, and Ana and Joel Masacote. She is now the World Team Project Fayetteville Director representing Adolfo Indacochea and Tania Cannarsa. Tonya loves to dance, exercise, move, have fun and think of new, exciting ways to inspire people to be active regardless of whatever challenges they may face. Her style is high energy, light-hearted and fun and one of her main goals in life is to not let her battle with Fibromyalgia stop her from doing the things she loves most.

Posted on August 5, 2014, in Fibromyalgia, growth, strength, stress relief, yoga. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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