9 Simple Yoga Asanas That Help In Weight Loss

Yoga poses for weight loss belly

Research shows that doing yoga asanas daily for even 15 minutes helps in improving your overall health and leads to weight loss.

Among the so-called ‘quick’ weight loss measures like starvation diet, zero calorie diet, weight loss pills, machines and cosmetic surgeries, doing yoga asanas regularly is the most natural and safe way to not just shed weight but also to maintain a healthy body.

Yoga poses for weight loss belly
Weight Loss Yoga Asanas

But the question is if there are specific yoga asanas for weight loss.

The answer would be a big YES. As studies on yoga asanas have been developing more, we have come to know that there are certain yoga poses that aims at weight loss that too from particular areas. 

8 Recommended Weight Loss Yoga Exercise Tips 

1. Learn how to do the yoga poses very carefully and precisely.

2. Get yourself a good material yoga mat that firmly supports you.

3. Leave your shoes out of your yoga place.

4. Switch off or keep your phone away while performing yoga.

5. Choose the right comfortable clothes for yoga.

6. Don’t think about how you must be looking while doing your yoga aasanas.

7. Calm yourself and try to focus on meditating during yoga.

8. Keep your breathing calm and stress-free.

The Yoga Asanas For You To Try At Home For Losing Weight

There are different weight loss yoga exercises that can not only help in cutting down fats but also in keeping the body healthy and calm.

Yoga exercises are the ways of living that act as a mediator in achieving spiritual peace.

We have here 9 weight loss yoga asanas that you can try at the comfort of your own home.

1. Sun salutation

Sun Salutations are popular yogaa asanas for weight loss
Sun Salutations are popular yoga asanas for weight loss

Start your yoga session with a Surya Namaskar or sun salutation. It will not only warm you up but will also help you stretch and tone up your abdominal organs. This yoga exercise is simple and is the perfect yoga for beginners.

This strengthens the skeletal system and is an important yoga pose for weight loss because it prevents building up of fats.

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There are 12 surya namaskar yoga poses like pranamasana, Hasta Uttanasana, Dandasana.

2. Half-moon Pose

Half moon yoga asana for weight loss
Half moon yoga asana for weight loss

This is one of the popular weight loss yoga asanas that also helps in keeping the fatty love handles away.

Moreover, this pose helps in strengthening the abdominal region as well as the ankles, thighs, buttocks and spine. This yoga exercise is also found to improve body coordination and digestion process.

3. Boat Pose

Boat Pose for weight loss
Boat Pose for weight loss

This is another power yoga for weight loss that helps in toning of the abs too. As shown in the picture, you need to sit on the mat and stretch your legs to 45 degrees in the shape of a boat.

This yoga pose is known to be effective in cutting down belly fat and also strengthening lower and upper body. [2]

4. Locust Pose

Locust Pose yoga asana for weight loss
Locust Pose yoga asana for weight loss

This weight loss yoga asana helps in stretching the entire body.

Besides targeting stretches in the abdomen, buttocks, upper and lower back, it also helps in reducing fats from the hip region.

5. Upward dog Pose

Upward dog pose yoga asana
Upward dog pose yoga asana

This is easy and yet effective yoga pose for weight loss. It provides strength to the whole body.

This yoga asana also helps in aligning the spine. So it is great for people who are sitting 8-9 hours at work.

6. Bow Pose

Bow pose for yoga asana
Bow pose for yoga asana

It helps in strengthening the abdominal core. Besides that, it also helps in weight loss as well as helps in improving digestion.

7. Shoulder stand Pose

Shoulder stand pose yoga asana
Shoulder stand pose yoga asana

In this pose, you have to balance the whole body on your shoulders. It is one important yoga asana for maintaining the thyroid gland.

It also strengthens the arms and shoulders. This yoga asana also helps in maintaining physical and mental health. This is also a highly recommended for weight loss yoga asana.

8. Triangle Pose

Triangle pose yoga asana
Triangle pose yoga asana

Besides being a weight loss yoga asana, this pose helps in improving health and stamina. It is also known to cut down fats from the stomach, hips, thigh and waist areas.

9. Plough Pose

Plough pose yoga asana
Plough pose yoga asana

This yoga pose tones the muscles of your body. It engages all the major muscles in your body and hence helps in getting rid of fats from the body. This asana is good to stretch your muscles of the thighs and arms. 

A well-balanced diet and routine exercises of weight loss yoga are healthy and natural ways that can be taken up by any person.

No matter if you are a newbie in yoga exercises or even a senior citizen who is sceptical about doing the asanas, we are here for you.

So take out the yoga mats and make some twists and turns with your body!

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17 thoughts on “9 Simple Yoga Asanas That Help In Weight Loss

    • mehnaz says:

      Hi Rajesh,

      Yes, yoga asanas can be very good for weight loss. In fact, besides that, yoga asanas can help in boosting a better mental health too. The best part is, you can try these from the comfort of your own home. 🙂

    • Mehnaz Farooque says:

      Hi Ankit,

      Yoga takes time to be helpful. And it requires proper patience and daily practice to get the benefits. However, yoga is one of the best natural ways to maintain weight as well as health.

  1. Joshua Miller says:

    Diet and exercise two main factors comes to our mind when we think about to lose an excessive amount of fat. Choosing yoga is one of the best option to cut the excess amount of fat and lose weight. The most interesting thing about yoga is that it doesn’t make you feel exhausted as you feel during gym. Yoga does not only help to reduce fat contents but it also promotes the overall wellness of the body. I have gone through an informative article.

    • somaraghavendra says:

      Hi Joshua! we thank you for sharing your valuable feedback about yoga asanas and diet, which are very helpful in losing weight. Doing yoga everyday actually helps you many thing like losing excess fat, stress free, become healthy and many more…. keep following our blog for more such information.

  2. Payal says:

    Hello Mehnaz,
    I am doing yoga for 6 months and I have seen many changes since the start day. before 6 months I was stubborn fat but right now I am getting slim and happy. If anyone took seriously and well-managed yoga poses then you will get a good result but Mehnaz I like your bio more than the article can you explain the first line pls


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