Top yoga for weight loss
Bikram yoga or hot yoga, invented by recurrent indian Yoga National Championship winner, Bikram Choudhury, is one of top yoga for weight loss today, as it makes you sweat out quickly in order to make you shed your extra kilos.
However, it is not suitable for everyone because you have to perform a set of yoga exercises to 40.6 degrees centigrade, If you have high blood pressure, heart disease, heat intolerance, pregnancy, or any physical affection it is always better for you to take this form of hata yoga, after you have consulted your doctor and generalpractitioner of yoga.
Bikram yoga consists of a set of 26 Signature yoga poses and 2 breathing exercises of Bikram Choudhury, are done in a session of 90 minutes, about 3-4 times per week. It is very important to stay hydrated before participating in a Bikram yoga session.
Specific Bikram Yoga Poses to lose weight
Ardha Chandrasana With Pada Hastasana (Half Moon Pose with hands to Feet Pose)
Ardha Chandrasana with Pada Hastasana are not as complicated as its name. It is a simple exercise carried out mostly in a standing position pose by bending your body forward-back and sideways. This exercise has been found to be effective in reduction of abdominal obesity.
This pose is performed by upright standing up and lock hands with the fingers of index finger pointing in a straight line and to touch the other. With your hands, fold the sides and towards the rear. Now, bend your body forward at the same time, freeing up your hands. Keep your rods or feet (which ever you can reach) with your head tilted to the interior and the front to touch your hamstrings. Relax in this position for some time and repeat the exercise.
Dandayamana Janushirasana (standing Head To knee Pose)
Dandayamana Janushirasana entails touching your knees with your forehead while standing on one leg. The muscles of the abdomen are tightened when one assumes this pose. To perform this asana, stand. Raise your right leg and slowly bend it at the knee. Raise your right leg until you can hold your right foot with both of your hands.
Keeping your right foot in your hands, straighten it and place your forehead on your right knee. Stay in this position for some time. Return to the rest position and repeat the exercise with the other leg.
Dandayamana Dhanurasana (standing Bow Pulling)
Dandayamana Dhanurasana is an excellent exercise to reduce the belly fat and tone the muscles of the thighs, the hips and the spine. To perform this exercise, stand up straight. Now, bend your body slowly forward while lifting one of your legs from behind.
Lift your leg as high as you can and hold it with one hand, while distributing the other hand right in front of you to maintain balance. Your leg lift should be slightly bent at the knee. Lower hands and legs, and return to the first pose and repeat the exercise with the other leg.
Dandayamana Bibhaktapada Paschimottanasana (Standing separate Leg Poses Stretching)
Dandayamana Bibhaktapada Paschimottasana is not as difficult as its name seems to convey. This exercise is ideal for weight loss by burning the fat of abdomen, thighs and hips. Stand up straight with your feet apart.
Now, bend your body forward and down until you touch your feet with your hands and your forehead touches your knees. Relax in this position for some time. Repeat the exercise.
Pawanmutasana (Wind exposure Withdrawal)
Pawanmuktasana is a simple yoga pose which is done lying on the floor and bend the knees toward your face. It helps in weight loss by burning the adipose tissue of the abdomen, thighs and hips. Lie down straight on your back in Savasana (corpse pose) with your hands at your sides
Now, lift slowly both legs and bend the knees. Relax and try to touch your knees with your nose. Stay in this position for some time and return to Savasana. Repeat the exercise. The Pose, Releasing Wind can also be performed with one leg at a time.