Yoga is an ancient form of exercise and way of living that focuses on your mind, body and soul. It’s a holistic practice for all ages. The word ‘Yoga’ has been derived from the Sanskrit word ‘Yug’ which refers to the union of our individual consciousness and the universal consciousness.
We all want to lose weight and be fit and healthy, don’t we? But what do most of us do? We take a firm decision to exercise, which only withers as days pass by. The exercises we want to do are tough, the results take time, and this bogs us down.
An ab and deep hip flexor strengthener, Paripurna Navasana requires you to balance on the tripod of your sitting bones and tailbone.
Extended Side Angle Pose
Find length in your side body, from your heel to your fingertips with Extended Side Angle Pose.
Four-Limbed Staff Pose
Learn four-limbed staff pose because it is frequently practiced as part of the traditional Sun Salutation sequence.
Yoga is considered as one of the the best and simplest ways for weight loss. The best thing about yoga is that it can be practised by people of any age as it is equally good for any age group. Even pregnant women are recommended to do Yoga because it can be healthful during the period as long as they take certain precautions.
Holding any pose for a length of time burns calories, but bikram adds the bonus of helping you lose excess water weight. The classes are held in rooms heated to 105 degrees and 40 percent humidity, which means you’ll be drenched in sweat by the end of the 90-minute session. You’ll go through 26 poses twice, holding each for a minute and a half the first time and 30 seconds the second time. If you have a big event coming up (can you say high school reunion?) and want to drop a few pounds fast, Imparato suggests practicing six days in a row, alternating between bikram and ashtanga for maximum fat-burning benefits.