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How to lose weight with these simple yoga asanas

How to lose weight series: Yoga postures do not only help calm the mind but is also a greatly effective way to get in shape and lose weight. Here are 10 Yoga postures that will ensure you are on the right path of attaining your desired body weight, if done diligently

 How to lose weight series: Yoga postures do not only help calm the mind but is also a greatly effective way to get in shape and lose weight. Here are 10 Yoga postures that will ensure you are on the right path of attaining your desired body weight, if done diligently
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Most of us are so caught up in the everyday hustle-bustle of not missing the last bus/metro, meeting the monthly targets and punching in numbers into the keyboard, that our health conveniently takes a back-seat. One of the most pressing perils of the sedentary lifestyles a lot of us have become slaves to, is the unhealthy weight gain a lot of us go through. While we sit and munch on unhealthy, oily snacks and by not breaking a sweat by taking part in outdoor activities or going for a jog even, the body suffers and now. One of the most common excuses that many of us come up with is the lack of time. Which is why, practising Yoga is a feasible option. It not only helps calm the mind but is also a greatly effective way to get in shape and lose weight. Here are ten Yoga postures that will ensure you are on the right path to attaining your desired body weight, if done diligently.
Simhasana
Also known as the roaring lion pose, this posture requires the body, especially the face to work towards invoking a lion's intense roar as its final pose. The posture strengthens the lungs, throat and voice. Additionally, it tones the facial muscles, especially the very irritating double-chin.
Instructions
* Kneel on the floor.
* Cross your ankles in such a way that the left ankle is under the right ankle. The feet must point outwards.
* Place your palms on the knees. Spread out your palms and then press them against each knee firmly.
* While inhaling, open your mouth and stretch out the tongue. Curl the tip of it towards the chin. While keeping your eyes wide open, ensure the throat's muscles get contracted. Exhale through your mouth to elicit a ‘Ha’ sound.
* Change your leg crossing and repeat the entire asana again.
Jalandhara Bandha
Also known as the chin-lock posture, performing this rather easy asana devotedly will ensure that you get a defined jawline. One of the most sought-after postures for thyroid patients, one need to lock their chin between their collarbones, on the chest, as they hold their breath.
Adho Mukha Svanasana
If your problem area is the upper body, especially the arms, then the answer to your problems is the Adho Mukha Svanasana. A weight-bearing pose, it requires one to position the upper-body on her/his hands to help tone the biceps and arms.
Instructions
* Standing on all fours, form a table such as your back becomes the table top and the limbs the four legs of the table.
* Lift the hips up, straighten the elbows and the knees to form an inverted-V shape.
* With toes pointed straight ahead, keep feet hip-width apart and hands shoulder-width apart.
* Press your hand to the ground. Stretch the neck and touch the ears to the inner arms.
* Hold the downward dog pose and look towards the navel while taking deep, long breaths.
* Exhale, return to the table pose and let your body relax.
Chaturanga Dandasana
Also known as the low plank pose, this asana helps tone your arms and strengthen your biceps and triceps. It requires you to keep your core intact and support the entire body on your hands without touching the ground.
Ardha Pincha Mayurasana
Also known as the Dolphin pose, this asana too requires the body to balance its weight on the two arms as you try to stay off the ground otherwise. A great posture to tone and strengthen arms, triceps and biceps, the asana is simple and can be performed by anybody, with the exception of those with neck injuries.
Instructions
* Get on your knees and hands.
* With your forearms on the ground, align your shoulders and elbows in the same line.
* Make your legs straight as you lift your back and hips and tuck your toes.
* Lift your shoulders away from your ears. The shoulder blades must dig into your ribs.
* Hold the pose as you take three deep, intense and long breaths.
Anjaneyasana
Also known as the lunge pose, this posture stretches the hips, the thighs and the feet and tones the muscles. Additionally.

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