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

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

Deep Squat

A deep squat can strengthen your pelvic floor and open up your hips. Toning your lower core and around the hip area will give you a leaner and more sculpted look.

  1. With your feet slightly wider than hip width apart, lower down into a deep squat
  2. Bring your elbows to the inside of your knees and your palms together

Wheel / Bridge

Doing yoga bridges or wheels can help stimulate your lungs, improve digestion, and rejuvenate tired legs. Supplying extra oxygen to your body helps burn the extra fat deposited into your body. Breathing deeply improves blood circulation and tones the abdominal muscles.

  1. Lie on floor
  2. Bend knees bringing your heels as close to your booty as possible
  3. Bend elbows and place hands beside ears with fingertips pointing to your shoulders
  4. Press hands and feet into the floor and contract your core
  5. Lift head off the floor and straight arms as much as possible



Warrior 1

Warrior 1 will help improve your balance, posture, and stability. Better balance and stability will help increase your overall movement function and strengthen your core.

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  1. Standing with feet hip distance apart, step left foot straight behind you
  2. Turn your left toes slightly outward pressing down slightly into the mat with your left arch
  3. Bend front right knee slightly
  4. Keep hips facing forward
  5. Lift arms over head

Warrior 2

Warrior 2 tones your booty, legs, and arms. Strengthening major body parts can increases your lean muscle mass, which burns more calories while you rest.

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  1. Standing with feet hip distance apart, step left foot straight behind you
  2. Turn your left toes slightly outward pressing down slightly into the mat with your left arch
  3. Bend front right knee slightly
  4. Lift arms over head
  5. Turn hips slightly towards left side
  6. Lower arms to shoulder height, keeping one hand pointing forward while the other is pointing back

Triangle

Triangle pose helps to improve your blood circulation. It can also help strengthen your legs, feet, and ankles. Increasing your blood flow burns more fat which can help assist in your weight loss goals.

  1. Standing with feet hip distance apart, step left foot straight behind you
  2. Turn your left toes slightly outward pressing down slightly into the mat with your left arch
  3. Bend front right knee slightly
  4. Lift arms over head
  5. Turn hips slightly towards left side
  6. Lower torso over the right leg, bending from the hip
  7. Rest your right hand on your shin, ankle, or on the floor near your right foot

Hands not reaching the floor? Modify this yoga move by using Yoga Blocks!


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