Use Yoga To Help Lose Weight

Doing Yoga

A great idea is to use yoga to help lose weight with a diet plan. Here are some basic tips for yoga beginners.  How many times have you been with someone and they point to their belly saying “I have to lose all this!” Abdominal weight loss is a goal for many people but diet alone won’t always do it.  While a good diet plan will help to shed pounds you will need to add some exercise to your routine to help keep the weight off and to target certain areas where unwanted fat has built up.  Most experts will tell you that effective weight loss comes from a combination of diet and exercise.

Most people might not be aware that using Yoga actually can help immensely for weight loss in the abdominal (tummy) region. There are specific poses, that target excess weight in the abdomen and coupled with a customized diet, those seeking abdominal weight loss would find success in using these yoga exercises.

Some Basic Yoga Exercises

The Sun Salutations: These are a combination of poses that serve as a warm up-routine for a Yoga session or class. Due to the forward and backward bending motions involved, you are bound to notice a marked loss of weight in you abdominal area and the added bonus of muscular tone.  Start slowly, while this is a warm up pose it does use some muscles that you don’t normally use.

The Bow Pose: This simple pose involves laying flat on your belly and grabbing your ankles. Using both arms, lift your head as high as you can without discomfort.  When performed correctly, you should be resting on your abdomen. This is a pose commonly recommended for weight loss and the prevention and correction of chronic constipation.

Yoga And Weight Loss

The Peacock Pose: This is slightly more challenging pose. Naturally, merely attempting it speeds up abdominal weight loss and detoxification of the visceral organs and the preparatory stage could suffice as the actual execution of the pose till the mastery of it is achieved.

The Abdominal Lift: This is not a traditional yoga pose, even though it is used in a lot of yoga studios. It is a specific exercise that involves you exhaling, then pulling the diaphragm in while holding your breath. This is a specific abdominal exercise for weight loss, spiritual rejuvenation and detoxification.

There are other poses such as the shoulder-stand, the forward-bending pose, the spinal twist and the wheel pose that also target increase in muscular tone and weight loss in the abdominal regions.  Many dieters have learned from practice that the poses listed above will perhaps be the most effective.

If you are female, and pregnant or in your menstrual period, some of these poses might not be the best.  Try other light exercises, such as using light weights.

Follow A Good Diet Plan

Besides helping with abdominal weight loss, it is advised that one eats a proper and healthy diet to improve the positives that come from weight loss and an exercise routing.  Make sure to drink plenty of water.  It is easy to grab a power drink during these exercises, but you should avoid those.  Many are high in sugar.

Other fantastic exercises for abdominal weight loss include your intense Aerobics, the use of the ab-wheel, basic sit-ups, windmills etc