Yoga for Obesity and Weight Loss
Yoga for obesity can help to effectively treat overweight and obesity. It can positively impact the body, mind, internal organs, brain and endocrine glands. There are many yoga techniques that can be effectively practiced to shed weight and maintain health.
Different poses of Yoga for Obesity
Yoga poses can reduce fats deposited in many body parts. Twisting and bending poses can reduce fat in the hips, abdomen and other parts. Regular yoga practice strengthens the reproductive and excretory organs, kidneys, lungs and heart. Muscles are made strong. For more effectiveness, poses can be performed more quickly, repetitions increased and poses can also be maintained for a longer time.
Sun salutations (surya namaskar) can be practiced daily to obtain great benefits. Sun salutation consists of a series of seven poses which can tone the muscles and stretch internal organs, to increase oxygen and blood supply to these areas. The lungs are exercised by regulating breathing along with the poses. You can also recite mantras simultaneously to relax the mind.
Pranayama breathing techniques help to control the prana or life force in the body. For obesity, the most effective pranayama techniques are Bhastrika, Kapalbhati, Sitkari, Shitali and Brahmari pranayama. These techniques can increase lung capacity and burn fats. Regular pranayama practice balances the body’s physical and psychological functions.
You can try Shankha Prakshalana (master cleansing technique) to evacuate the bowels and cleanse the entire gastrointestinal tract. Agnisar is a technique in which abdominal muscles are moved fast in and out to burn fats in the abdomen and streamline the digestive system. Uddiyan and Mula bandhas can help in fighting obesity.
A yogic diet consists of generous helpings of fruits and raw vegetables. To reduce weight, control the consumption of non-vegetarian food, fast food, and processed and refined food.
Poses of Yoga for Obesity
The following poses can be effective in treating obesity: ArdhaMatsyendrasana, Trikonasana, Veerasana, Dhanurasana, Halasana, Sarvangasana, SaralHastaBhujangasana and Paschimotannasana.