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Bikram Yoga And Weight Loss

Bikram YogaBikram yoga or hot yoga, invented by recurrent Indian Yoga National Championship winner, Bikram Choudhury, is one of the most effective weight loss solutions of today, as it makes you sweat out fast in order to make you shed your extra kilograms. However, it is not suitable for everyone because you have to perform a set of yoga exercises at 40.6 degrees centigrade, If you suffer from high blood pressure, heart ailments, heat intolerance, pregnancy, or any bodily ailment, it is always better for you to take up this form of hata yoga, after consulting your physician and general yoga practitioner.

Bikram yoga consists of a set of 26 signature yoga poses and 2 breathing exercises of Bikram Choudhury, which are done in a session of 90 minutes, about 3-4 times a week. It is very important to keep yourself hydrated before participating in a Bikram yoga session.

Specific Bikram Yoga Poses For Weight Loss

Ardha Chandrasana With Pada Hastasana (Half Moon Pose With Hands To Feet Pose)

Ardha Chandrasana with Pada Hastasana is not as complicated as its name. It is a simple exercise performed basically in a standing pose by bending your body forwards-backwards and sideways. This exercise has been found to be effective in reducing abdominal obesity.

Ardha Chandrasana with Pada Hastasana

This pose is performed by standing erect and locking one’s hands with the index fingers pointing straight out and touching each other. With your hands stretched out, bend sideways and backwards. Now bend your body forwards, at the same time, releasing your hands. Hold your shanks or feet (which ever you may reach) with your head bent inwards and your forehead touching your shanks. Relax in this position for a while and repeat the exercise.

Dandayamana Janushirasana (Standing Head To Knee Pose)

Dandayamana Janushirasana involves touching your knees with your forehead while standing on one leg. The muscles of the abdomen are tightened when one assumes this pose. To perform this asana, stand erect. Lift your right leg slowly and bend it at the knees. Raise your right leg till you can hold your right foot with both your hands.

Holding your right foot in your hands, straighten it and place your forehead on your right knee. Remain in this position for some time. Return back to the resting position and repeat the exercise with the other leg.

Dandayamana Dhanurasana (Standing Bow Pulling Pose)

Dandayamana Dhanurasana is an excellent exercise to reduce belly fat and tone up the muscles of the thighs, hips and the spine. To perform this exercise, stand erect. Now, bend your body forward slowly while raising one of your legs from behind.

Dandayamana Dhanurasana

Raise the leg as high as you can and hold it with one hand, while spreading out the other hand straight in front of you to maintain balance. Your raised leg should be slightly bent at the knee. Lower the hands and legs, and return to the first pose and repeat the exercise with the other leg.

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Dandayamana Bibhaktapada Paschimottanasana (Standing Separate Leg Stretching Pose)

Dandayamana Bibhaktapada Paschimottasana is not as difficult as its name seems to convey. This exercise is ideal for weight loss by burning fat from the abdomen, thighs and hips. Stand erect with your feet apart.

Now bend your body forward and downwards till you touch your feet with your hands, and your forehead touches your knees. Relax in this position for a while. Repeat the exercise.

Pawanmutasana (Wind Removing Pose)

Pawanmuktasana is a simple yoga pose that is performed by lying on the floor and bending the knees towards your face. It aids in weight loss by burning the extra adipose tissue of the abdomen, thighs and hips. Lie down straight on your back in Savasana (Corpse Pose) with your hands by your side.

Pawanmutasana

Now slowly raise both legs and bend them at the knees. Curl up and try to touch your knees with your nose. Remain in this pose for sometime and return to Savasana. Repeat the exercise. The Wind Releasing Pose can also be performed with one leg at a time.


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