As we age, we begin to lose muscle mass and the body becomes a storehouse of fat. By the time we begin to count ourselves in the age bracket of 35+, much harm has been done to the body as body does not remain supple, has lost its strength, muscles are gone and weight gain becomes a constant problem.
In such a situation, working out vigorously may not be a good option as the body is low on strength and stamina and is not used to of tough exercises. Yoga comes out as the best option as it is a mind-body workout, helps you calm down, makes you shed those extra pounds gently and brings youthfulness to your appearance. Here, we present you five yogasans for losing weight and gaining strength.
Yoga For Weight Loss
Lie down on your back with your feet together and your hands on your thighs. Inhale and raise your legs up gradually to the angel of 45 degrees and then raise the upper body from the flour. Raise your hands at shoulder level and keep your palms facing the ground. Hold for some time in this position while breathing normally. Return to original position.
Rotated Triangle Pose
Stand straight with feet together and hands by the sides of your legs. Spread your legs 2 feet apart. Slowly, raise both the hands at your sides with the palms facing the flour. Now slowly bend towards the right side, touching the toe of the right leg with the left hand.
Do not bend the knees. Stay to the count of 10. Slowly raise your right hand up and look up towards it. Stay in this position for some time and come back to original position. Repeat the same process with the other side.
Stand with your feet together and arms at your sides. Raise arms slowly and inhale, pointing fingertips towards the ceiling. Slowly bend forward and exhale and bring hands to the floor. You can bend your knees if keeping legs straight seems difficult. Inhale and lowly come back to original position. Exhale and step your right foot into a lunge. Inhale and raise your arms overhead and look straight. Hold for some time and come back to original position. Repeat the process with the left leg.
Stand with your legs together and arms at your sides. Gently raise your left foot and place sole of left foot on the inner side of right leg, left knee pointing outside. Join your palms in front of your chest in namaskar mudra for some time.
Gradually raise your arms overhead, fingertips pointing towards the sky. Exhale and on next inhale, bend torso to left. Come back to original position as you inhale again. Repeat 3 to 5 times each side.
Stand with your feet together, hands on your sides and toes pointing forward. Inhale slowly and raise your arms overhead. Exhale and slowly bend to 45 degrees as if you are sitting on a chair. Remember, your knees should remain behind your toes. Hold for some time and return to original position.
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