6 Yoga Poses For Burning Calories

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Yoga Poses For Burning Calories

Yoga is the best way to lose calories in a short duration. Yoga sessions or classes are usually of about 60-90 minutes. Research has revealed that in every minute 3-6 calories are burnt. Thus in a single yoga class one can burn between 180-360 calories. There are several yoga postures and styles which help in burning out many calories.

Calorie Burning Yoga Postures For Men

Side-Stretch Pose

An easy to practice pose which helps in burning calories by increasing your heart rate. Start by standing as you keep your feet wider than your hips. Now, you should rotate your torso and turn both your feet steadily as much as your comfortable. Turn to the right. Your legs should be kept straight. Exhale and slowly hinge to the right leg till your torso is completely parallel to floor. You should reach your hands to ground comfortably. In case you find it extremely difficult to touch the floor, you can also rest them on a black. You should try to hinge with every exhale. Move your torso towards your right thigh. You should be breathing normally throughout. Relax. Repeat the posture in the opposite direction.

side pose

Wind Releasing Pose

An effective calorie burning posture which targets the abdominal muscles and your hips. This posture helps in fat loss from the tummy and hip areas. Lie on your floor. Bring your knees towards your chest as you keep your ankles tightly together near your chest. Clasp your arms and over your knees. This might feel a bit uncomfortable in the beginning but with practice you will be able to do it. Now, lift your head from the floor. Take a deep breath and you will feel a strong stretch on your abdominal muscles. You can relax deeply.

Wind Releasing Pose

Power Yoga – Dog Crunch

Today several gyms are offering power yoga. This is an effective combination of several yoga poses with cardiovascular workouts. This combination helps in pushing all the postures faster in a short time. Start on your knees and hands. Your palms will be flat and in front of your shoulders. Your knees will be under your hips. Your toes shall be tucked in. As you exhale you should straighten your legs. Press them to a downward facing dog position. Your body will be quite like an inverted V. Your heels will be steadily stretching down towards the mat. Inhale as you lift your right leg upwards. Your palms should be pressed evenly on the mat. Exhale as you slowly shift your torso forward as in a palm position. Ensure that you are pulling your right knee to the right elbow. Inhale as you move your right leg towards the sky. Get back to the one legged down dog position. Repeat this 10 times. You can switch sides and again repeat.

Power Yoga - Dog Crunch

Cobra Pose

One of the easiest ways to burn calories; even beginners can do this easy yoga pose! It is beneficial in burning calories, firming the buttocks and toning abs. Start by lying face down on floor. Your feet will be flat against the floor. Now, press your hips and legs downwards. Your hands will be under your shoulders comfortably. Keep your palms down and your fingers will be spread apart. Now press into hands and lift your head. Keep your upper back and chest and head from the mat. Your gaze will be forward and up. Your shoulder blades shall be down and also back. Try to push back your shoulders. You will feel a stretch that should be evenly spreading through the length of your spine. You need to take a few deep breaths. Relax as you exhale.

Cobra Pose

Extended Standing Straddle

Start by keeping your legs wide apart and bend forward with your hands resting on floor. This is quite a relaxing pose which helps in burning calories fast and effectively from your whole body, especially the abdominal region. It helps in stretching your hamstring muscles and also relaxes your lower back. You can make this more challenging by letting the legs and your core do all work. Do not let your arms get support from anywhere. Practice this for at least 15 minutes daily.

Extended Standing Straddle

Bow Pose

This is an advanced yoga pose which helps in burning calories while toning down your abdominal muscles, legs and arms muscles. Start by lying down flat on your stomach. Bend your knees and grab your feet at the ground. You need to pull your stomach and also extend your feet upwards. Your upper body will be raised at the same time. Your shoulder blades should be down and back. This is position for at least 10 breaths and relax.

Bow Pose

Practicing these postures on a regular basis helps in effective weight loss.

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