5 Best Yoga Poses For Weight Loss

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Yoga is one of the best medicines for every problem like anger, stress, improves strength, flexibility, balance, helps to sleep correctly, and many more. Know about the top 5 yoga poses for weight loss.

The breathing exercises help in proper blood flow, metabolism, and rejuvenate functioning.

Yoga not only helps with all these problems but also helps for weight loss and staying in shape.

Yes, yoga does not burn many calories, but the suitable yoga poses for weight loss and speed will make you burn your calories like no other workouts.

You don’t have to diet and starve to lose weight. You can try out these top 5 yoga poses for weight loss.

So, let’s get started.

Trikonasana (Triangle pose)

trikonasana for weight loss

This pose helps to improve digestion and reduces the fat deposit from the belly. 

This helps the legs and arms muscles and helps in building more muscles. Stay in this pose for 12-20 sec and do on the other side. 

Repeat this yoga pose three times on each side.

How to do it: –

  • Stand straight with your legs apart 
  • Inhale and take your right hand above your head 
  • Exhale and bend your torso to your left-hand side. 
  • Then slide your left arm down along your left leg till your fingers are at your ankle.

Boat Pose 

This yoga pose helps ton up the cores and enhances muscle strength, which allows burn down more calories. 

Hold this yoga pose for 5-10 secs and repeat it five times. 

How to do it: – 

  • At first, sit straight on a flat surface
  • Then bend your knees 
  • Then life up both the legs and hand together as shown in the picture below

Sun salutation

It is also known as Surya namaskar, which helps to reduce belly fat. This single yoga pose has various other poses too. 

It has 12 breathing poses that help ton all over the body, so repeat this pose 12 times on each side. 

How to do it: – 

  • At first, stand straight and inhale and life up both the hands
  • Now bent forward and exhaled out and take a plank pose
  • Next, drop the knees down, and place your lower body to the floor and extend your leg keeping your hands under the shoulder 
  • Now inhale and take cobra pose and switch to downward dog facing pose by exhaling
  • Hold for 4 to 5 breathes and while exhaling, jump up on your feet on the floor and bend 
  • Now inhale and lift your hands overhead
  • And exhale and relax.

Seated forward bend pose (Paschimottanasana)

This yoga pose for weight loss helps to stretch your entire back from head to toe. 

It is also considered a caming pose, which helps in controlling stress and improving your mood. 

How to do it:- 

  • At first, stretch your leg straight and sit on a flat surface
  • Then lift both the hands over your head by inhaling
  • Next, slowly bend down your hand and upper body and touch your feet.
  • Exhale

The cobra poses (Bhujangasana)

This yoga pose helps in reducing the fat of the upper body and abdominal muscles. This is not suggested for pregnant women. 

It also increases flexibility, Strengthens the arms and shoulders, and Firms and tones the buttocks.

How to do it:- 

  • Lie facing down of a flat surface or mat with feet flat on the floor and palms down to either side 
  • Now push the floor with both the hands 
  • Stay in the position for 15-20secs 
  • Repeat it for three times
So, these were the top 5 yoga poses for weight loss. To lose weight, do this yoga regularly and never stop. 

Drink a lot of water after completing yoga to keep you hydrated. 

Going to the gym and lifting heavy weights for weight loss, yoga is the best way to lose weight. If you like this blog about yoga poses for weight loss, please comment and share.

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  1. S. H. Baba shareef Reply

    Yes, what you said is correct. With the help of yoga, We can lose weight in a healthy manner. The above-mentioned yoga poses are very helpful not only to lose weight but to stay fit and to get glowing skin. I love starting my day with Yoga. Which helps to keep all day active. Sindhu, Thanks for sharing such great information along with the videos and the step-by-step process about Yoga poses to lose weight. I have gone through your other articles as well. I really love reading your articles, Keep writing and inspiring people. Stay Home, Do Yoga, Stay fit and healthy.

    • I am happy that you love my blogs and this motivates me to write, Thank you so much for that.
      and yes yoga is one of the best medicine for everything. continue doing Yoga daily and do not ever stop.

  2. Dharanidhar Reddy Reply

    Wow, such an interesting article. I didn’t have any proper guidance on how to do start with yoga. This article is very helpful to understand the step-by-step process along with the videos. Thanks for sharing. Heard that Surya Namaskar will burn around 400 calories. Is it true? If yes, I would love to start with Surya Namaskar.

    • Thank you so much for this article, I was in search of few best yoga poses for weight loss for a long time, but I was not satisfied with the other articles where as they only described and the images were not related to the description, but this article gave me the exact idea how to perform asanas and also mentioning the timings made me feel good. keep posting more like this.

    • thank you Dharanidhar Reddy and I’m glad you liked the blog
      yes Surya Namaskar dose burns Calories. Start doing it daily for the better result

  3. Yoga comes with a lot of health benefits including physical, psychological as well as spiritual. The benefits of various yoga techniques have actually been professed to improve body versatility, performance, stress reduction, attainment of inner peace, and self-realization. My granny’s been practising yoga for more than 40 years now and is as healthy as she should be in her 80’s. Talk about her health.. she says yoga is the solution for everything in life. Thanks for the great informational blog as it was very easy to read and assess.

    • yes that is true.
      I am happy to know that your granny is doing yoga from so many years. she will be an inspiration for so many people who haven’t started doing yoga yet and to motivate them to do yoga. yoga is truly a solution for everything in life.

  4. I wondered how come this yoga would reduce one’s weight until I try doing it. I thought of giving it a try in this lockdown to see any improvement physically. But I ended up getting positive changes mentally. Glad I have gone through these 5 best yoga poses for weight loss. Now I don’t feel like quitting.

    • This blog really has motivated me to get on the mat ASAP! I believe yoga is a meditation and it has become increasingly desired in today’s busy society. For average people like me, yoga is like a refreshment from our chaotic and busy lives, whether you practice on a mat in your bedroom, in an ashram or even in NYC Times Square it just doesn’t matter. Yoga is magical if practised well. Try it.

  5. thank you for sharing such a informative blog. i had no idea yoga would be useful for weight loss. I always thought yoga is only for controlling emotions and to relax your mind. Now with this yoga poses i can loose my weight at home. Please come up with such blogs again.

  6. Raghu Nanchang S Reply

    Well, The article is so good and well written, do these Yoga poses definitely help to reduce weight and become slim? In that case if we follow these asanas continuously how much weight can be reduced in one month?

    • yes will help you to reduce wright. it depends on your body type. the weight may get reduced in 1 or 2 months but you much continue doing regularly.

  7. Divya Ramesh Reply

    well written and explained . I started doing yoga for weight loss after reading this blog. It’s going very well for now. is there any other yoga poses for weight loss other than these 5 ?

    • glad that this blog inspired you to do yoga.
      there are few more yoga poses you can try it out
      1. Bhujangasana
      2. Dhanurasana
      3. Kumbhakasana

  8. After this December, I have an obesity crisis, can’t help since dwelling with a laptop all the time. The doctor instructed me to do yoga regularly to develop flexibility and back to shape. I came through this 5 Best yoga poses for weight loss blog along with two more articles. I am going to execute day by day to see if there is any improvement. Thanks for writing.

  9. This blog really has motivated me to get on the mat ASAP! I believe yoga is a meditation and it has become increasingly desired in today’s busy society. For average people like me, yoga is like a refreshment from our chaotic and busy lives, whether you practice on a mat in your bedroom, in an ashram or even in NYC Times Square it just doesn’t matter. Yoga is magical if practised well. Try it.

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