How to lose weight through Yoga

1. Setu Bandh (Bridge Pose)

How To Do It

  • Lie on your back.
  • Fold your knees and keep your feet hip distance apart. Ensure your knees and ankles are in a straight line.
  • Keep your arms beside the body with your palms facing down.
  • Gently inhale, and slowly lift your back off the floor.
  • Roll in your shoulders and touch the chest with your chin, without bringing your chin down. You must support the weight of your body with your shoulders, arms, and feet.
  • Both your thighs must be parallel to each other and to the floor.
  • Keep breathing gently.
  • Hold the position for a couple of minutes, and then come back to the initial position as you exhale.

Variations

One variation is lifting your right knee to your torso upon exhalation, and then inhaling and extending the leg perpendicular to the floor. Hold the position for a minute, and return to the initial position. Repeat the pose with your left leg.

Benefits

Gives a good stretch to the chest, abdomen, neck, and spine.

Helps improve digestion.

Calms the brain, and reduces anxiety and stress.

Caution

Refrain from performing this pose if you are suffering from neck or back injuries.

Here Is The Video – Setu Bandhasana

“Yoga calms me down. It’s a therapy session, a workout, and meditation all at the same time!”    Jennifer Aniston

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[ Read: Bridge Pose And Its Benefits ]

2. Bhekasana (Frog Pose)

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