Holding a plank may be one of the best ways to strengthen your core. It may not look like much, but drop into plank and it won’t take long to feel it in your abs. Subtle adjustments can increase the intensity even more.
Energetically draw your heels and the top of your head in opposite directions and keep your chest moving forward between your arms. Do this daily for develop rock-hard abs.
How It Works
This asana is known to tone the facial muscles and is a good stress buster too. It is a basic pose, and anyone can do it, irrespective of their age. When you sit in the Lion Pose and stick your tongue out, your facial muscles, along with the thorax and spine, are stretched. If you do this regularly, you will see your double chin vanish within no time.
When I first started getting into yoga this was my least favorite pose because it tested my core strength. Every time I did this pose it made me realize how weak my core was. Take the time to practice this pose because strengthening your core is essential for losing weight in your abdominal area.
4.Warrior II (Virabhadrasana B)
Like a powerful warrior, you too can tone the muscles in your thighs and shoulders with Warrior II. To get the most out of the posture, try to bend your front knee so your thigh is parallel to the floor. The longer you can hold this position, the tighter your quads will get.
The secret is to calm the mind and just breathe. Remind yourself, you are a warrior! Now, mighty warrior, switch sides.
How It Works
It is one of the most sought-after asanas for thyroid patients. You need to lock your chin on the chest, between your collarbones, while holding your breath. This will make your jawline defined.
If you have any breathing issues, do this asana under the supervision of a certified yoga teacher. Do not attempt this if you suffer from high blood pressureor heart disease.
Locust is one of the best poses to work on if you want to workout your entire body at once. Always try to do movements that focus on multiple joint workouts because those are the poses/exercises that will help you reduce the most fat.
Place your palms on the ground for extra support if you find it difficult to lift you entire body off the ground.
- Strengthens the back of your arms and legs
- Improves posture
- Stretches your shoulders and chest
7.Warrior III (Virabhadrasana C)
For a more toned butt, Warrior III is the way to go. In addition to toning your back end, it’s also a great way to strengthen your back, legs and arms.
To get even more out of it, contract your abs while you hold the position. Not only will it help you balance, but it’ll flatten your belly too. The longer you can hold Warrior III, the more your butt will benefit.
8.Adho Mukha Svanasana
Also Known As – Downward Dog Pose
How It Works
The Adho Mukha Svanasana is a weight-bearing pose. You need to position the upper body on your hands. It is an excellent way to tone your arms and biceps.
Do not do this asana if you suffer from carpal tunnel syndrome.
This is the best pose to focus on if you want to calm and reduce your overall stress. Reduction in stress is known for helping with weight loss. This is also a great pose to do after a long day to help relieve pain from your lower back.
If you find it difficult to place your feet on the ground behind your head, use a wall to help you slowly bring your feet toward the ground. Lie on the ground a couple inches away from a wall. Get into the pose and bring your feet onto the wall.
- Relieves back pain
- Calms the sympathetic nervous system
- Therapeutic for people with insomnia
Trikonasana may not make your muscles shake like some other postures, but do it often and your abs will thank you! The twisting motion of trikonasana helps to improve digestion and reduce fat deposits in the belly.
On top of that, by engaging the muscles of the legs and arms, you can build more muscle and burn more fat.