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    Easy Yoga At Home for Weight Loss

    Hi all,

    Last week, I’ve attended a yoga session in my area. The session was about the importance of yoga and its benefits. Finally, they’ve asked us to pay a lump sum amount for 8-days’ yoga- training. I’m not willing to pay that amount, but I want to follow simple yogic postures at home to reduce my weight, to some extent.

    Can someone help me, by listing all the easy yoga postures and its method to trim down myself at home???

    Thanks!!!

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    Hi Hema,

    Yoga helps to lower the levels of stress hormones and increases insulin sensitivity. This is the sound signal to your body to burn food as fuel rather than store it as fat. Some of the easy yoga that you can do without an instructor to reduce your weight are given below:

    1. Crescent [Firms abs, hips, and thighs]

    • Stand with feet together, toes forward, and arms at sides.
    • Inhale and raise arms overhead, reaching fingertips toward ceiling.
    • Exhale, and bend forward from hips, bringing hands to floor (it's okay to bend knees).
    • Inhale, and as you exhale, step right leg back into a lunge (left knee bent about 90 degrees, knee over ankle; right leg extended and on ball of foot).
    • Inhale and raise arms overhead; gaze forward. Hold, then return to standing and repeat, stepping left leg back.

    Make it Harder: From end position, inhale and arch torso, arms, and head backward, gazing at fingertips.

    Make it Easier: Lower right knee to touch floor as you step back into a lunge, and rest hands on left thigh.

    2. Chair [Firms butt and thighs]

    • Stand with feet together, toes forward, arms at sides.
    • Inhale and raise arms overhead, palms facing each other.
    • Exhale and sit back about 45 degrees, keeping knees behind toes and abs tight to support back; gaze forward.

    Make it Easier: Do the move with feet hip-distance apart, hands on thighs, and bend only about 30 degrees.

    Make it Harder: After you sit back, lift heels off floor, balancing on balls of feet (knees will be in front of toes); gaze up at fingertips

    3. Chair [Firms butt and thighs]

    • Stand with feet together, toes forward, arms at sides.
    • Inhale and raise arms overhead, palms facing each other.
    • Exhale and sit back about 45 degrees, keeping knees behind toes and abs tight to support back; gaze forward.

    Make it Easier: Do the move with feet hip-distance apart, hands on thighs, and bend only about 30 degrees.

    Make it Harder: After you sit back, lift heels off floor, balancing on balls of feet (knees will be in front of toes); gaze up at fingertips

    4. Rocking Boat [Firms abs and back]

    • Sit with knees bent, feet on floor, hands on thighs.
    • With torso straight and head in line with body, lean back about 45 degrees, raising feet so calves are parallel to floor, toes pointed.
    • On an inhale, extend arms and legs, keeping legs together.
    • Exhale, and as you inhale, lower torso and legs 3 to 4 inches so body forms a wider V shape.
    • Exhale and raise torso and legs.
    • Repeat 3 to 5 times.

    Make it Easier: Hold backs of thighs with hands and keep legs bent. Lower torso only.

    Make it Harder: Once in the wider V position, extend arms overhead.

    Hope, this information could be helpful to you!!!



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