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BLOG: 15 Yoga Poses for Weight Loss – Beginner to Advanced

I have put together a simple list of some easy yoga poses you can do. These moves can help strengthen your body and may help you shed a few pounds! Be sure to hold each move for five to fifteen deep breaths.

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Yoga Moves

  1. Downward Dog
  2. Upward Dog
  3. Chaturanga
  4. Child’s Pose
  5. Cobra Pose
  6. Deep Squat
  7. Wheel / Bridge
  8. Warrior 1
  9. Warrior 2
  10. Triangle
  11. Butterfly Pose
  12. Wide-Angle Seated Forward Bend
  13. Reclining Bound Angle Pose
  14. Plank
  15. Side Plank

Downward Dog

Downward dog improves concentration, blood circulation, and can ease shoulder stiffness. Increasing your blood flow burns more fat which can help assist in your weight loss goals. 

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  1. Stand and bend forward placing your hands on the floor
  2. Draw your hips up and your heels down

Wrists hurt doing this move? Modify this yoga move by using Yoga Blocks!


Upward Dog

Upward dog can help strengthen your upper back, wrists, and arms. Strengthening major body parts can increases your lean muscle mass, which burns more calories while you rest.

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  1. Lie on your stomach with arms to your sides and fingers pointing forward
  2. Press the top of your feet into the mat and raise thighs off floor slightly
  3. Straighten your arms and lift your chest off the ground

Chaturanga

A chaturanga will strengthen your core. Strengthening your core can help make other exercises even easier for you.

  1. Start with a plank
  2. Lower down onto the floor slowly
  3. Bend elbows and slowly raise up into an Upward Dog
  4. Press back into the soles of your feet into Downward Dog
  5. Return to plank and repeat

Child’s pose

Child’s pose helps to stimulate digestion. Better digestion is key to absorbing the proper nutrients when you eat quality foods.

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  1. Sit on your heels with your knees spread mat distance apart
  2. Bring your head towards the floor and arms stretched out in front of you

Cobra Pose

Cobra pose helps to stimulate your abdominal organs. Shedding the visceral fat located near your abdominal organs can help you avoid heart disease, diabetes, and certain cancers.

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  1. Lie on your stomach with arms to your sides and fingers pointing forward
  2. Press the top of your feet into the mat
  3. Press down with your hands while lifting your head, chest, and shoulders away from the floor
  4. Open up your chest to curve your lower back
  5. Lengthen the neck

Modify this yoga move by using a Yoga Towel under your hips!


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