Many factors including faulty food habits, lack of physical activity, low metabolic rate, stress and anxiety, less sleep can lead to weight gain.
While many do not consider yoga to be an aerobic exercise, done actively at a decent speed can burn a lot of calories. Besides yoga helps build physical, mental and emotional stability thereby reducing stress and improving mindfulness. You become aware of your eating habits and tend to avoid overeating.
Boat Pose – Navasana
As the name suggests your body resembles a boat in this pose. Lie down flat on your back. Lift the upper part of the body and your legs to form a V shape. Keep your arms straight and bring them to your knees. Hold for as long as comfortable and then return.
Chair Pose – Utkatasana
Stand straight with your feet slightly apart. Stretch your arms straight up. Bend your knees slightly to the extent you easily can.
Upwards dog pose – Urdhava Mukha Svanasana
Lie down flat on your stomach. Place your hands next to your shoulders and lift the upper part of the body.
Bow pose – Dhanurasana
Lie down on your stomach. Slowly lift upper part of your body. Also lift your legs. Try holding your ankles.
Bridge pose – Setu bandha Sarvangasana
Start by lying on your back. Bend your knees. Lift your back with shoulders firmly on the ground.
Plank pose – Phalakasana
Lie down on your stomach. LIft your body to be on your toes and straight arms.
Upward Plank pose – Purvottanasana
Lie down on your back. Raise your upper body on your arms with your feet firm on the ground.
Warrior II – Virbhadrasana II
Stand straight. Step your left foot towards the back of your mat as far as you can and bend your right knee to balance easily. Raise your both arms to the level of shoulders and stretch.
Warrior III – Virbhadrasana III
Stand straight. Bend forward with arms stretched straight. Lift your left leg so that your left leg, upper body and arms are in one straight line.
Shoulder Stand – Sarvangasana
Start by lying on your back. Raise your legs up and then slowly raise your back with shoulders firmly on the ground. You can take cushion support or raise your legs against a wall to begin with, which in itself is very relaxing and stress relieving.