5 Easy Weight Loss Yoga Asanas For Shedding Extra Calories

5 Easy Weight Loss Yoga Asanas For Shedding Extra Calories

When we think of Yoga and weight loss at the same time, the first thing that comes to our mind is power yoga. The weight loss yoga asanas are endorsed by celebrities all over the world from Malaika Arora to Jennifer Aniston. It is said to be a wonderful practice for those who want to lose weight organically. 

About Power Yoga

Power yoga is charismatic in nature, rolling from one posture to another. When someone practices it, their muscles warm up very quickly which enables calorie burn. Along with that these yoga forms increase the body’s strengths and build the muscles.

Power Yoga: Weight Loss Yoga Asanas

There are many who are unaware of the fact that many power yogas can be segregated as weight loss yoga asanas as they help you to burn more calories than running on a treadmill. 

Here are 5 easy weight loss yoga asanas with which you can start your practice. 

Chaturanga Dandasana or Plank Pose

  • Begin with a balasana that is also known as a child’s pose with the arms extended forward. 
  • Next, lift up your hips so that it is in a straight line with that of your palms and ensure that your knees are below your pelvic bones.
  • Look downwards, but make sure that the back of your neck and head is parallel to the ground. 
  • Ensure that you push away your shoulders from your ears and that your tailbone is wrapped in with shrinkage of abdominal muscles. 
  • Now without any change in the position of your upper body, try to stretch back your right leg and then your left leg and then tuck your toes in. 
  • Ensure that your body is in a straight line that starts from your shoulder and ends in your heels. 
  •  Now it is time to challenge your body strength by bending your arms at the elbow while keeping your body in a straight line. The main trick behind this asana is to push forward your body weight and then turn your elbow closer to your torso. 
  • Make sure that your body is at least 2 inches above the floor. Hold on to the pose for at least 10 seconds with your normal breathing.

Vasisthasana Or Side Plank Pose

  • Begin with a full plank pose. 
  • Then place your right palm in accordance with your right foot by coming on to the right corner of your right foot. While doing this you will be facing towards the left side of your body in a side plank position. 
  • Now you have to bring your right shoulder away from your ear and ensure it is in line with your right palm. 
  •  Depending on your comfort level put your left foot above your right foot or even across. 
  • Extend your heels as much as you can and raise your hips by contracting the external angle on the torso’s right side. 
  • Ensure that your body is in a straight line from head to heels. 
  • Hold on to the pose for at least 10 seconds with your normal breathing.

Ardha Pincha Mayurasana Or Dolphin Pose

  • Begin with Ardha-Mukha svanasana (downward facing dog).  
  • Arc your arms at the elbow but resting your forearms on the mat. Ensure that you place your elbows below your shoulder. 
  • Move your shoulders away from your ears and rest your head, but keep it at least 1 inch above your mat.
  • Continue to work on pushing your chest out and keep your heels down. 
  • Hold on to the pose for at least 10 seconds with your normal breathing.

Sirsasana Or Headstand

  • Begin by sitting in vajrasana and then grab your elbows with your opposite palms.
  • Then expand your elbows forward. 
  • Now raise your hips up and intertwine the fingers of both palms to gain head support.                      
  • Now you will notice a tripod formed among the forearms where the elbows are rested below the shoulders.
  • Now rest the back of the head within the support of your palms and the top of the head on your mat.
  • Tuck the toes in and raise your hips up. 
  • Keep forwarding the shoulders away from your mat and the tippy toe towards your head till your hips are rested above the shoulders. 
  • Ensure that the spine and back of your neck are straight.
  • Try to focus on deep breathing and try balancing using your root strength.
  • Lift your feet up whenever you feel you are ready. 
  • Hold on to the pose for at least a minute with deep breathing.
  • You should follow this pose after balasana (child’s pose).

Virabhadrasana Or Warrior Pose

  • Stretch your feet apart as much as possible by standing straight. Ensure that your feet are parallel towards each other. And also your heels should be on a straight path. 
  • Raise your arms parallel with the ground and your palms facing down. Look towards your right and then turn your right foot at a 90-degree angle.
  • Now lean your right leg at the knee to ensure that your knees are placed just above your ankle and also your thigh is parallel to the ground. 
  • Hold on to the pose for at least 30 seconds with your normal breathing. 


Weight loss yoga asanas are more effective than going to the gym. It changes your body organically and an added advantage to this is yoga allows you to retain your mental piece. So mental peace and weight loss all in one.

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Alessia Braun

Alessia Braun is a health, fitness, and beauty influencer who wishes to share her knowledge through her articles in News Magnify.

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