Discover ten ways for an amazing fat burning Yoga exercise. One way may not be the best for everyone, but these can be a wonderful alternative. If you are looking for something to aid fat loss, the poses are a wonderful way to introduce a new skill to enhance your experience. You do not have to practice the poses every day to increase the fat burning benefits. The longer you do the exercise the greater the fat loss benefit.
Pose 1: Triangle Pose
Use a mat, or a soft towel, or something soft to make a triangle. The point of this pose is to strengthen the arm side bones. Lie down with the legs extended. Place your hands above the head. Place the forehead on the top of the head. Breathe in and extend the arms and legs straight up. Breathe out, and lower the legs and arms back down. Repeat.
Use a towel, mat, or something soft to make a triangular shape. The main purpose of this pose is to strengthen the quadriceps. It will help to extend the tailbone, and improve the flow of energy through the legs and back. Keep the knees slightly bent. Place the forehead directly over the knees. Place your arms down by your side. Breathe in, and bend the knees, and push the belly up. Inhale, and raise the knees back down. Breathee out, and lower the knees and armss back down. Repeat.
Pose 3: Forward Fold
Lay down on your back, or do a simple forward fold, if that is easier for you. Use a towel, mat, or something soft to make a flat circle. This pose is often prescribed for heart conditions, and spine conditions. Use your hands on the floor, to support your spine. Your neck will be supported by the straps, or a blanket. Close your eyes, and start to feel the stretch in the back of your legs and the front of your thighs, your back and shoulders. Stay here for a count of 10, and breathe naturally.
This pose helps strengthen the back leg and groin, and the back leg. It will stretch the back of the knee and the back of the thigh. Your back knee will be pushed against your back, and your arms will be stretched down to the floor.
Once you are able to get into a real position for performing the pose, here is a small list of things you can do to ensure you will be performing the pose the way the yoga practitioners do. 1.) Listen to your body and do not force it into any position. 2.) If you are able to reach your toes, do not try to extend your fingers into the floor. Just allow the floor to stretch. 3.) Do not try to lock the knees. Just allow the knees to open and close. 4.) Use a towel or mat for a flat surface to perform the pose. 5.) Listen to the music and allow yourself to be swept away. 6.) Breathe and do not hold our breath. 7.) Do not force the knees open. 8.) Relax, be still, and enjoy the pose.
For a detailed summary and explanation of how to practice the second foot up pose (asana Sarvangasana), click here .
Foot-to-Foot Poses In Hatha Yoga For Pain Relief and Improved Health
Foot-to-foot poses are the mainstay of Hatha yoga. They are the basic poses of the ancient art. They are well known for helping with back pain and leg pain, thanks to the deep stretching that they require. They are also very good for circulation and for strengthening the back muscles.
Here are three of my favorite foot-to-foot poses:
1.) Tree Pose – Sit on the floor and place your legs into a V shape. Cross the leg that is parallel with the floor under the other leg. Keep the bottom leg on the floor and the top leg on the top of the thigh bone. The arms are spread wide to support the back. Breathe easily and relax into the pose. If the side arm is on the floor and the top knee is on the floor, lift the side arm. If the side arm is against the leg, lift the top leg.
2.) Warrior 1st Class – Stand with the feet hip width apart. Turn the top leg such that the top leg is flat on the floor, the heel is pointing towards the floor, and the back leg is pointing straight up. Keep the top arm on the floor and the bottom arm against the leg. If the side arm is still flat on the floor and the top knee is on the floor, lift the side arm. Bend the front knee.
3.) Warrior 2nd Class – Keep the feet hip width apart and turn the top leg such that the top leg is flat on the floor, the heel is pointing towards the floor, and the back leg is pointing straight up. Keep the top arm on the floor and the bottom arm against the leg. If the side arm is still flat on the floor and the top knee is on the floor, lift the side arm. Bend the front knee.
Keep breathing easily and do the poses at least 2 times a day.
Keep in mind that the poses are not strenuous and that strength will come with time.
In fact, you are most likely doing these poses wrong if you feel you need to push yourself hard for more strength. Just breath and hold and you will feel a great release and a more restful resting. And more good sleep.
It is not my intention to sell or promote yoga. My intention is to help you feel more relaxed, to help you sleep better, to help you release stress.
Just to help you. I hope this has helped you feel more at peace,