Yoga for Weight Loss

Begin your exercise journey with these yoga for weight loss poses that will help burn fat, build muscle tone, and give you more flexibility. Want to use yoga for fitness? Click here.

Boat Pose

Yoga Poses for Fitness
  (par-ee-POOR-nah nah-VAHS-anna) paripurna = full, entire, complete nava = boat Step by Step Sit on the floor with your legs straight in front of you....

Extended Side Angle Pose

  It might be better, then, to think of Utthita Parsvakonasana as the “Extended Sides Angle Pose.” (oo-TEE-tah parsh-vah-cone-AHS-anna) utthita = extended parsva = side, flank kona = angle Extended...

Four-Limbed Staff Pose

Four-Limbed Staff Pose
(chaht-tour-ANG-ah don-DAHS-anna) chaturanga = four limbs (chatur = four anga = limb) danda = staff (refers to the spine, the central “staff” or support of the body) Four-Limbed...

Pose Dedicated to the Sage Marichi I

Marichi is the great-grandfather of Manu (“man, thinking, intelligent”), the Vedic Adam, and the “father” of humanity. (mar-ee-chee-AHS-anna) Marichi = literally a ray of light. Pose Dedicated...

Seated Forward Bend

  (POSH-ee-moh-tan-AHS-anna) paschimottana = intense stretch of the west (pashima = west uttana = intense stretch) Seated Forward Bend: Step-by-Step Instructions Sit on the floor with...

Upward Plank Pose

Yoga for Weight Loss
  Upward Plank Pose: Step-by-Step Instructions Sit in Dandasana (Staff Pose) with your hands several inches behind your hips and your fingers pointing...

Upward-Facing Dog Pose

upward facing dog
  (OORD-vah MOO-kah shvon-AHS-anna) urdhva mukha = face upward (urdhva = upward mukha = face) svana = dog Upward-Facing Dog Pose: Step-by-Step Instructions Lie prone on the...

Warrior II Pose

Virabhadra = the name of a fierce warrior, an incarnation of Shiva, described as having a thousand heads, a thousand eyes, and a thousand...
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