Top Five Yoga Poses That Helps You for Fighting Obesity

Top Five Yoga Poses Help You for Fighting Obesity

Top Five Yoga Poses that can Help You Fight Obesity
Yoga is considered to be a wonderful practice for attaining spiritual knowledge. Yoga is also a great physical exercise. Experts say that the physical aspect of hatha yoga or yoga involves specific physical postures or alignment exercises that help a person achieve the physical fitness necessary to gain spiritual enlightenment. Although yoga works on all parts of the body, it is particularly helpful in fighting obesity and reducing body fat. As we all know, obesity is one of the most common problems that people face today. Due to sedentary lifestyles and unhealthy diets, people are becoming obese and suffering from a serious physical illness called obesity.

We tell you five such yogasanas which can help you in fighting obesity.

1. Naukasana

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As the name suggests, naukasana or boat posture helps you reduce abdominal fat, tone abdominal muscles, and strengthen your lower back.


Lie on your back. Keep your hands with your body. Take a few deep breaths. Now taking deep breaths, slowly raise your body, chest, hands, and feet above the floor. Stay in this position for a few seconds or for as long as you can. Feel a constant stretch on your chest, abdomen, and back muscles. Slowly return to normal. Relax the posture while exhaling and return to the original position. Repeat the asana at least three times.


2. PawanMuktasana

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This asana is very useful for burning fat in your thighs, hips, and abdominal area.


Lie on your back. Now slowly raise your feet and hold your hands around your knees. In this position, bring your feet closer to the body. Hold this position for few seconds. Slowly release the pose and bring your head to the floor. Once you are done, straighten your legs and relax.

3. Bhujnasana


It is also called Cobra pose. This pose is particularly helpful in toning and stretching your arms, shoulders, buttocks, thighs, back, and abdomen. Bhajangasana is an excellent asana for reducing belly fat. If practiced regularly, this pose can help you get a flat stomach.


Lie on the floor on your stomach. Place your palms on the floor near the shoulder. While exhaling, lift the body up to the navel. Stay in this posture for a few seconds and slowly return to the original position. Repeat the asana three times.

4. Paschimottan Asana

It is also considered to be an excellent posture for fighting abdominal fat. This posture helps reduce abdominal fat and tone your abdominal area, pelvic area, thighs, hips, shoulders.


Sit on a flat surface and spread your legs towards the front and straighten your legs. Inhale and move your arms above your head. Now while exhaling, tilt your body forward and try to touch your knees with your forehead. Keep doing this asana for a few seconds and keep breathing normally. Breathing slowly comes back to normal. Repeat the asana twice.

5. Veer Bhadrasana

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It is also called Warrior Pose. Apart from reducing body fat, this asana also helps to increase the alignment of the body and burn fat throughout the body.


Stand at least one foot apart from your feet. Now move your gaze to the right and bend your right leg at 90 degrees. Now take a deep breath in and raise both your hands at shoulder level. Turn your head to the right and continue this posture for a few seconds or as long as you can. Breathing back to the original position. Repeat the asana at least twice.

If these rugs are practiced regularly, it can not only help you reduce belly fat, but can also reduce whole-body fat. Reducing abdominal fat is the most difficult task in the world and it requires a lot of effort from the person. However, it is not impossible either. With practice and patience, you can actually achieve great results in a very short period of time.