How can Yoga help to burn fat and make you slim

A regular yoga practice can help you lose weight and reduce bodyweight. Many asanas, or poses, can strengthen, Which will in turn help burn excess fat. First of all during the yoga poses for weight loss you use your bodyweight. This way several muscles work together which lead to increased Heart Rate and Calorie Burn. This sorts of compound exercises build strength and develop your cardiovascular system. 

In addition,yoga moment help you to develop your balance and coordination. Several muscles are engaged in order to keep your balance. It is especially beneficial for spine and lower back health.Another benefit is that it increases your flexibility that does good for your muscles and joints because of the stretches.

Yoga Asanas to reduce excess fat


Tadasana is a simple standing asana, which forms the basis for all the standing asanas. It is performed at the beginning and end of the surya namaskara sequence and is a key asana for all yoga practices.

Tadasana is the ideal warm up pose which improves the circulation of blood,there by ensuring that body is ready for poses in store.

The name, tadasana, comes from the Sanskrit tada meaning “mountain.” In tadasana the intention is to cultivate the strength, stability and stillness of a mountain. A related term, samasthiti, means to establish an equal or steady stance at the front of one's mat while in tadasana.

Tadasana is both physically and mentally grounding, and can be used to form a connection with the earth. It can be deepened by closing the eyes to challenge the balance further.

The drishti, or focal point, for tadasana is the end of the nose, or nasagra drishti, which helps to make the pose more introspective. All three bandhas: uddiyana bandha, mula bandha and jalandhara bandha can be engaged during tadasana.

Tadasana is considered a good pose for balancing the root chakra.


Marjariasana (Cat yoga pose )  is derived from Sanskrit words marjari means cat and asana mean posture or pose. It is also known as cat stretch pose. The flexibility of the spine and back muscles are maintained with the help of this asana. The Marjariasana (Cat Stretch) is a movement that combines forward bends with back arches, giving your back the complete movement it needs. Thus, your vertebrae become mobile, and the movements in your cervical, thoracic, and lumbar spine release all the tension trapped in them.

The forceful contraction experienced in the abdominal muscles while holding the posture helps in melting the fat and thus,reducing the belly size.


Ustrasana is a backbend performed in a kneeling position. It strengthens and builds flexibility in the back and opens the front of the body – the abdomen, chest, and throat. With time and practice, the hands connect with the feet.

Not only is it a potent and powerful posture on its own, it helps to pave the way for doing deeper backbends because it teaches us crucial alignment and activation techniques.
This is normally done to counter the Naukasana. The backward stretch that you experience as you touch your ankles in this pose helps in toning the abdominal muscles.


‘Padahastasana’ widely known as ‘Hand Under Foot Pose’ is an intense forward bend and falls under the category of inverted yoga postures. It has great health effects on the body. Practicing Padahastasana strengthens the knees and thighs. It gives a deep stretch to hamstrings, calves, back of thighs and lower back.

The Sanskrit name ‘Padahastasana’ is derived from 3 words.

Pada = Foot

Hasta = Hand

Asana = Posture
The abdomen gets completely compressed while bending forward that leads to burning of fat.


Naukasana is one of the most challenging postures on day 1 or year 10 of your practice. Naukasana or the boat posture along with its variations has made it’s way into Pilates and the Gym. Moreover, want to check your fitness level, hold the posture for 60 seconds and you’ll know where you stand.

The boat posture utilizes all of your muscles in one stationary pose. This asana is an abdominal strengthener and also strengthens the deep hip flexors that attach the inner thigh bones to the front of the spine. Naukasana is lovingly nicknamed “The core killer”

This is one of the most sought after yoga postures that guarantee you a flatter belly when practiced regularly.


Pavanamuktasana is a widely practiced reclined pose that helps to release trapped gas from the intestine. It is also known as wind relieving pose or wind liberating pose. The unique thing about this pose is that it can be practiced by both beginners as well as advanced stage yoga students. Practicing Pavanamuktasana can not only help to resolve problems relating to flatulence and constipation but it can also help to get rid of stubborn deposits of fat in the belly and pelvic area.

The abdomen gets completely compressed while bending forward that leads to burning to fat.

"Regular yoga practice can influence weight loss, but not in the "traditional" sense of how we link physical activity to weight loss. Typically, weight loss occurs when a person's calorie intake (i.e., food and drink consumed) is less than their caloric expenditure (i.e., energy is expended all day and more is expended during exercise).

"Most individuals need to change both their energy intake and energy expenditure to lose weight.

Many yoga practices burn fewer calories than traditional exercise (e.g., jogging, brisk walking); however, yoga can increase one's mindfulness and the way one relates to their body. So, individuals will become more aware of what they are eating and make better food choices.

"Individuals may avoid foods that make them feel sluggish and lethargic (most processed foods). Instead,individuals will seek out foods that are healthier, which then may lead to weight loss.

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