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Yoga Therapy for Obesity – Lose Weight with Yoga and Pranayama

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Bhastrika Pranayama - Sit in the asana position. Inhale deeply into the lungs and exhale through both nostrils. Kapal Bhati - While sitting in asana position, the breath that is exhaled is made to puff out with force, Bhujangasana - lie on the stomach, feet joined at the back, hands below shoulders, Slowly breathe in and lift your waist upwards and backwards.

Losing weight is more easy said than done ! This is surely a universal truth..the flab seems to stick on by default and as and when you try to get rid of the same, you simple seem to be driving uphill without much support. Thus the repeated efforts leave all your enthusiasm futile and you are exasperated and simply discouraged. This is where ancient holistic fitness therapies of Yoga and Pranayama come for aid.

Yoga positions and Pranayama Deep Breathing Techniques for Weight Loss

 Bhastrika Pranayama

First sit comfortably in an easy asana position, like sukhasana or the padamasana, and then the breathing technique is performed. Here, the breath is inhaled deeply into the lungs and then exhaled through both nostrils. It may be repeated a number of times.

Kapal Bhati

This technique is believed to create a glow on the forehead. While sitting in an asana position, the breath that is being exhaled is made to puff out with force. Also the stomach moves in automatically as the breath is being released. Jalaneti Previously warmed salty water is made to enter that nostril through which the breath is being inhaled. For this purpose a small kettle like vessel is generally used. The water is made to enter from one nostril and the head is tilted to the other side to enable the water to flow from the other nostril.

Bhujangasana

Lie on your stomach keeping both the hands below the shoulders while the feet are joined at the back. Then slowly breathe in and lift your waist upwards and backwards as much as possible, this asana creates the shape of a snake with the body.

Trikon Asana

Standing straight, keep a distance of approximately two feet between the legs. Then first turn to the left side with the right arm stretched over the head and touching the right ear. Try touching your left foot with the left hand. Then repeat the same process in the right direction.

Surya Mudra

Here, the ring finger is made to settle at the root of the thumb, with the thumb exerting a little pressure on the ring finger. As this alignment tends to increase warmth in the body systems, it is generally recommended to be practiced for fifteen to twenty minutes daily.

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Sonica Krishan

Dr Sonica Krishan is Author and Speaker in the areas of Healthy and Joyous Living through Ayurveda, Meditation, Yoga and other Contemplative practices. She is also Health Writer, Columnist, Editor, Ayurveda Consultant at Herboveda and Holistic Healing Coach. Dr Sonica is open for National as well as International Collaborations with interested people / institutions in fields of Ayurveda, Meditation and Yoga.

Sonica Krishan

Dr Sonica Krishan is Author and Speaker in the areas of Healthy and Joyous Living through Ayurveda, Meditation, Yoga and other Contemplative practices. She is also Health Writer, Columnist, Editor, Ayurveda Consultant at Herboveda and Holistic Healing Coach. Dr Sonica is open for National as well as International Collaborations with interested people / institutions in fields of Ayurveda, Meditation and Yoga.

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John Reese
John Reese 5pts

I agree with Fiona. In order to start loosing weight, the body should start burning its fat reserves. In order to do that human's body should either go through food deprivation or serious physical efforts.

Fiona Alphonse
Fiona Alphonse 5pts

Technically u do not lose weight by yoga (but u dnt gain weight) Overtime yes you will.. it is not immediate ..sorry to burst some peoples bubble.. but sure yoga is a healthy thing and benefits are vast

Leta S. Garza
Leta S. Garza 5pts

Love yoga, helps mobility if you suffer from pain£££

Marie McMillan
Marie McMillan 5pts

Here's an idea. Don't use thin women as your ad photo models. And use some pictures or diagrams for inexperienced yogis.

Serena Veach
Serena Veach 5pts

I just love these ads... Why isn't there a larger person showing this cuz it's not that easy or possible with some body types... Why not show different options for All body types so we all don't hurt ourselves... Thank you

Jeffrey Janardhana Navarre
Jeffrey Janardhana Navarre 5pts

How about yoga for life! Not for obesity or better sex or meeting your mate? How about yoga for yoga?

Chitra Nath
Chitra Nath 5pts

Try T-tapp. It has helped so many women.

Chitra Nath
Chitra Nath 5pts

T-tapp is awesome for AF. Look into it.

Chitra Nath
Chitra Nath 5pts

Look into t-tapp. Best holistic workout in the market for over 25 years. It will re-align your neck and back.

Elizebeth Abraham
Elizebeth Abraham 5pts

Where are the most important steps before an obese person can do these..

Daimond Pearl
Daimond Pearl 5pts

Plz someone help for dengue fever any home remedies

Robin Williams
Robin Williams 5pts

I have severe Adrenal Fatigue and would love to learn, IF there were some super easy poses. I've lost alot of my muscles too

Harvinder Garayal
Harvinder Garayal 5pts

Part of my daily routine. If I don't do yoga in the morning, I feel something is missing and feel depressed..❤️❤️

Diana Williams
Diana Williams 5pts

I I'll try this so I can get thinner, can't hurt anything

Irene Garibay
Irene Garibay 5pts

Whether slim or not You only go as far as you can to avoid injury, but if you never start you'll never get anywhere. I know a lot of slender people that can't go beyond their knees because of lack of flexibility, being overweight shouldn't stop anyone from trying yoga...

Chamandeep Kaur
Chamandeep Kaur 5pts

Admin- discuss asanas to reduce weight when one is suffering from neck or back pain

Maricela Chacon
Maricela Chacon 5pts

Ever since taking up Yoga, I have never felt better \U0001f60a Love love love it! \U0001f601

Ayurveda
Ayurveda 5pts

Great. He should keep up the practice. Namaste :)

Donna-Jean Isnor
Donna-Jean Isnor 5pts

I've lost 25 pounds since I started doing yoga daily. That being the only change I made.

Ayurveda
Ayurveda 5pts

You're welcome! :) Mamo Saeed

Ayurveda
Ayurveda 5pts

Thanks! :) Mandeep Sandha