Reduce Your Weight through Yoga Postures
Overweight is a cause for many problems includes heart disease, joint pain,
snoring, diabetic etc., If you keep your weight under the specific level, you
can enjoy your life free from diseases. In this article I have explained about
yoga postures that can help you to reduce your weight.
Do you know the yogic postures that can reduce your weight?
Asanas (postures) are effective in controlling your body weight. The following
asanas play an important role in reducing your weight.
Sarvangasana or the Shoulder Stand
Sarva means all and anga means body. So, sarvangasana means the whole body
posture. Do you know why is this asana holds such kind of meaning?. Because,
this pose helps to the whole body. Let us see how dose it happen. This asana is
performed by raising both of your legs upward and standing on your shoulders.
You can take support from your hands too. As the legs are kept up you can
experience a lot of physiological changes in your body.
While raising your legs, you can feel tightness in your abdominal muscles. This
can make your abdominal muscles get controlled. Their muscle tone is kept well
maintained. The abdominal recti muscles are working hard in this asana. Thus,
your abdomen comes to normal shape. This action on your abdomen can reflect on
your digestive system too. You will get relieved from constipation if you are
suffering. Your digestion and absorption power increases. Sarvangasana also
helps to tune the muscle tone of your leg muscles. Overall, sarvangasana helps a
lot in controlling your weight and achieving complete health.
Bhujangasana the Cobra Pose
Like sarvangasana, the cobra posture is also effective in bringing down your
body weight. You need to lie down on your abdomen and arch your back with the
support of your hands. Your palms should rest on the floor. You may feel a
positive pressure in your abdomen. This posture stretches your abdominal
muscles. There is a contraction on your back muscles also. This posture helps
for balance in endocrine secretion.
Salabhasana the Locust Pose
Locust pose is also practiced in prone position. You need to raise your legs one
by one then both the legs together. This pose supports to tighten your leg
muscles and abdominal muscles too. If you are suffering with constipation this
pose relieves it.
Dhanurasana the Bow Pose
Dhanur means bow. This posture looks like a bow. It is also performed in prone
pose. You need to hold both of your legs and raise them upwards. A great
backward stretch is found in this asana. You need to make your body into bow
shape. This pose almost bends your body to a great extent. The muscles in your
legs, hands, chest, abdomen and back are stretched and relaxed. So, the fat in
your body will be reduced through this asana. The abdominal muscles are
controlled very effectively in this pose.
Mayurasana the Peacock Pose
Peacock pose is a powerful technique in yoga. This pose contracts your abdominal
muscles to its maximum extent. But, you should take care while doing it as you
need more strength in your abdomen and hands. You will rest all your weight on
your wrist joints in this asana. The abdominal recti muscles get into normal
Mayurasana is practiced in sitting. While sitting, rest your palms on the ground
and rest your abdomen on your elbows. Adjust yourself in such a way that you are
able to balance your entire body weight on your palms. It requires hard training
and patience. Take care of your wrist joints and hands.