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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

Butterfly Pose

The butterfly pose helps to stretch your inner thighs and groin, which helps reduce the size of your FUPA (Upper Pubic Fat).

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  1. Sit tall with the soles of your feet touching in front of you
  2. Keep your spine straight
  3. Push your knees down with your elbows
  4. Pull core muscles UP

Wide-Angle Seated Forward Bend

Wide-Angle Seated Forward Bend can help you increase your hip mobility. Toning your lower core and around the hip area will give you a leaner and more sculpted look.

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  1. Sit with your legs out in front of you, wide apart
  2. Flex your feet with toes pointing up
  3. Fold forwards, bringing your hands between your legs
  4. Resist the urge to arch your back
  5. If needed, feel free to rest your stomach on a Yoga Wheel, Yoga Block, or pillows

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


Reclining Bound Angle Pose

Stretch and strengthen your inner thighs with Reclining Bound Angle Pose, which can help reduce the size of your FUPA (Upper Pubic Fat).

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  1. Sit tall with the soles of your feet touching in front of you
  2. Keep your spine straight
  3. Place a Yoga Block under your lower spine
  4. Lean back bringing your elbows to the floor
  5. Keep your head and hips resting on the mat

Plank

Planks can help strengthen your core, wrists, and arms. Strengthening major body parts can increases your lean muscle mass, which burns more calories while you rest, and can help make other exercises even easier for you.

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  1. Get on all fours with fingers equally spread apart
  2. Extend legs back into a pushup position
  3. Contract your core, squeeze your booty, and hold the plank position

Side Plank

Side planks can help strengthen your core, wrists, and legs, while increasing your muscles and boosting your metabolism to help you sustain higher levels of caloric burn while resting.

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  1. Get on all fours with fingers equally spread apart
  2. Extend legs back into a pushup position
  3. Position shoulders directly over your wrists
  4. Contract your core, squeeze your booty, and turn your heels to the right
  5. Stack your left ankle ontop of the right ankle
  6. Hold the plank position


Yoga Equipment

Make sure you have the right equipment for your yoga practice! Here are some suggestions from the ProSourceFit’s online store!


Extra Thick Yoga and Pilates Mat 1/2 inch

from: ProsourceFit

Cinch Buckle Yoga Strap

This 8-foot durable cotton stretching strap is ideal for helping yogis reach further and hold poses longer. By extending your reach, it safely helps you progress and increase flexibility so you can hold stretches and poses longer.


Natura TPE Yoga Mat 1/4″

from: ProsourceFit

Set of 2 Foam Yoga Blocks

These lightweight foam yoga bricks are ideal for beginners or those that just need a little assistance getting into certain poses. ProsourceFit Foam Yoga Blocks are the perfect accessory to help extend your reach and support you in those poses that are a bit trickier.


Floret Yoga Mat 3/16″ (5mm)

from: ProsourceFit

Arida Yoga Towel

The lightweight ProsourceFit Arida Yoga Towel provides a non-slip surface, designed to absorb moisture. The thin, mat-sized towel provides greater stability and is versatile for yoga, Pilates, or any other fitness activity.


Satya Yoga Mat 3/16″ (5mm)

from: ProsourceFit

Yoga Wheel – $29.99

Round out your yoga practice and take it to the next level with the ProsourceFit Yoga Wheel. It offers a fun way to safely learn new yoga poses, stretch, and improve your balance. Lie backwards across it to open up and stretching your back and chest muscles. Increase hip mobility and overall balance by placing one leg on the wheel in a variety of poses or core strengthening moves.


Grippy Yoga Gloves

from: ProsourceFit

Metal D-Ring Yoga Strap

This strap can be used for general stretching purposes before and after any workout for better flexibility and range of motion. Assists with reaching further and holding stretches longer.


Yoga Mat Bag with Side Pocket

from: ProsourceFit

Yoga Knee Pad

Protect your sensitive knees, elbows, and sit bones without the bother of stacking blankets that move around, or folding over your yoga mat.


While physical activity alone may not get you to your goal, making small lifestyles can indeed help.

Other Healthy Lifestyle Changes

  • Enjoy a balanced meal plan
  • Get 7 to 8 hours of sleep nightly
  • Practice self-care and self-love
  • Be sure to go out and enjoy the fresh outdoors; It’s free!

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– Estee Denise “Nisey” Ratliff

I’ve lost over 100 pounds \o/. See my story here. I am NOT a nutritionist or a doctor. This blog is NOT meant to be a substitute for any professional guidance or counseling. The information I provide merely reflects my own personal experiences and is NOT meant to take the place of medical or nutrition advice from professionals. But it’s helpful and pretty…so enjoy!

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