21 Yoga and Ayurvedic Weight Loss Tips

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Weight Loss Tips

 In today's hectic and busy life schedule people are not able to spare time for their health. The busy lifestyle also does not allow one to eat the right and nutritious food. Hence we observe people these days are getting obese and couch potatoes as well. Obesity has become one of the major problems in many countries. Consuming an adequate diet isn't enough to maintain health and get rid of obesity but proper exercise is also essential to maintain a proper body balance. People complain that work absorbs most of the part of their day. Hence they are not able to devote time to exercise. Though this might not be the story of every individual for many it can be. Having a proper weight loss diet plan along with weight loss exercise could be of great help. So let us have a look at some of the healthy Ayurvedic weight loss tips to maintain a healthy body along with some easy yoga for weight loss asanas which can help one to shed down that extra fat.

 

  1. Planks

Plank - Yoga For Weight Loss

The first step towards a healthy body is to feel energetic and healthy from within as well. Hence inner strength is as important as outer strength. Until we don't feel the urge from within to move towards a healthy start it won't be an easy task to perform. Therefore one needs to begin from strengthening the inner core. Planks are one of the easiest and simplest forms of yoga postures to reduce weight. Plank exercise helps one to strengthen the inner core and firm the core muscles. It motivates one to continue an exercise routine and doesn't even take much of the time in a routine.

 

To practice planks, one needs to lay down on the ground keeping the back in an upward direction. Then with the help of the arms keeping the toes in the downward direction, one needs to lift the body upward and hold it for a few seconds. This puts pressure on the belly area to sustain the position. Therefore it tightens the core muscles and increases the inner strength. Performing it for a few minutes every day helps one to reduce belly fat easily.

 

  1. Seated Forward Bend

Seated Forward Bend - Yoga for weight loss

Another helpful asana to reduce weight is seated forward bend asana. This asana helps to stretch the legs, back, and arms. It helps to feel the pressure on the stomach area which helps to shed down the extra weight. This asana can also be performed easily without any difficulty. To perform this asana one needs to be seated down with legs stretched in the front direction. While legs stretched in the front direction one needs to bend down and stretch hands to hold the toes. This applies pressure on the stomach muscles and helps to reduce that extra belly fat.

 

  1. Boat Pose

Boat pose - yoga for weight loss

This pose also applies pressure on the stomach muscles to reduce weight. This helps one to strengthen the inner body and keep the body firm and strong internally. Performing this asana for a few minutes can help one to easily shed down weight. To perform this yoga posture one needs to sit on the ground with legs in the front stretched position. Then slowly one needs to raise these legs in an upward direction. Further one needs to stretch hands towards the legs which will make one's body appear in the formation of a boat. It is one of the easiest and simplest forms of yoga posture to reduce weight. It applies pressure on stomach muscles, arms, as well as legs. Therefore this posture not just helps to reduce the belly fat but also reduces the fat of arms and legs too.

 

  1. Child's Pose

Child's pose - yoga for weight loss

This is also one of the easiest asanas to perform. It involves the individual relaxing in vajrasana. Later the person needs to bend down the head on the ground keeping the palm in downwards direction resting the belly on thighs. This can be abbreviated as a relaxing asana while performing an exercising routine. Practicing it daily for a few seconds proves to be beneficial in weight management.

 

  1. Shavasana

Shavasana - yoga for weight loss

It is one of the easiest and most relaxing yoga postures. One can perform it after a heavy workout or after complicated yoga postures. To perform this asana one needs to lie down on the ground with arms and legs stretched in the outward direction. The position might resemble a sleeping position.

 

  1. Chair Pose

Chair pose - yoga for weight loss

This pose makes an individual form a chair position and keeping the hands in an upward position them touching the ears. This pose helps to strengthen the legs and arms. Hence it helps to reduce the fat and strengthen the core muscles.

 

  1. Warrior II Pose

Warrior 2 pose - yoga for weight loss

This pose involves keeping a leg in a parallel position. One leg needs to bend in the forward direction. The posture also involves stretching the arms against the ground in a straight position. This posture pressurizes the legs and arms. Therefore the pose is helpful to reduce weight.

  1. Side Plank

Side plank - yoga for weight loss

This posture involves the individual to raise the body parallel to the ground sideways with the help of a single arm. The other arm should be stretched in an outwards direction. This side plank position puts pressure on the arm placed on the ground as well as on the waist and legs too. This helps to burn the unnecessary calories of the body.

 

  1. Bridge Pose

Bridge pose - yoga for weight loss

This pose might be a bit uncomfortable for many people but it proves to be a great helping hand for the one who wishes to reduce weight. It involves the individual lying in a position by resting back on the ground. Slowly one needs to uplift the lower body and keeping the head resting on the ground. The hands are required to rest on the ground keeping palms in the downward direction. This whole pose resembles a bridge hence the name is derived from the posture.

 

  1. Upward Dog Position

Upward dog position - yoga for weight loss

This yoga posture involves an individual to form a plank position initially and then raise the upper part of the body towards the upper direction as much as one can. This applies pressure on the abs, arms, and legs too. Hence it helps to easily burn fat and reduce the extra weight.

 

Let us have a look at some of the Ayurvedic remedies that can help one to lose weight without involving any chemical medications.

 

  1. Fenugreek Water

Fenugreek - weight loss diet

Fenugreek is considered to be one of the best remedies to reduce weight. It allows one to burn fat easily by curbing your craving to eat more. There are many ways one can inculcate fenugreek in their diet. One of the easiest methods is to soak fenugreek seeds in water overnight and the next day consume this water and chew the seeds or one can also consume a spoon of fenugreek powder with a glass of water in the morning with an empty stomach.

 

  1. Triphala Powder

Triphala powder - weight loss diet

Triphala is a mixture of three fruits. The mixture of these fruits can help one to reduce weight by eliminating toxins from the body. This helps one to immediately reduce weight and shed down the extra calories. Consuming the powder before meals help in burning the extra fat.

 

 

 

 

  1. Cinnamon Drink

Cinnamon drink - weight loss diet

Cinnamon is known to improve the metabolism of the body. It helps one to burn the extra belly fat. Therefore it is a highly recommended ingredient for those who wish to shed the extra fat. There are various ways to include cinnamon in our diet. One can consume cinnamon tea in the morning or one can also add a few sticks in warm water and consume this water the first thing in the morning.

 

  1. Ginger Tea

Ginger tea - weight loss diet

Ginger is known to keep Agni (fire) alive in the body. It helps to maintain the heat of the body resulting in rapid weight loss. Therefore it is considered to be one of the highly used ingredients and it is also easily available in every kitchen. One can include ginger in various ways in one's diet. The best way to consume ginger is to have ginger tea in the morning.

 

  1. Cabbage

Cabbage - weight loss diet

Cabbage is a vegetable that is not liked by many of the people. People might find it tasteless and not engaging food. But one might not be acquainted with its benefits. Cabbage is one of the helpful ingredients to lose weight. Though it might not be an engaging food it is a quick fat burner food. Hence including it raw or cooked in one's diet helps to maintain a perfect weight balance of the body.

 

  1. Mint Tea or Drink

Mint tea - weight loss diet

Mint is one of the most refreshing herbs. It is included in many dishes to enhance its taste. But many people might not be aware of the fact that this refreshing and soothing ingredient also helps one to reduce weight and burn down that extra fat. Consuming mint tea or drink in the morning helps one to reduce weight easily and maintain the temperature of the body.

 

  1. Honey

Honey - weight loss diet

Honey is considered to be one of the best ingredients in Ayurveda to reduce weight. Its sweet flavor helps one to easily incorporate into one's diet and also to help one to instantly reduce weight. One can consume honey by incorporating it into warm water and consuming it in the morning on an empty stomach. It is also a great substitute for sugar and hence can promote healthy living by involving it in one's health routine.

 

  1. Panchakarma

Panchakarma - weight loss ayurveda

Panchakarma is an Ayurvedic healing therapy that helps an individual to resolve any kind of health issue. It involves various therapies depending upon the illness of the person. It might include therapies to relieve cold and cough, to reduce weight, or even to remove toxic substances from the body. It also helps to relieve one from digestion problems.

  1. Turmeric

Turmeric - weight loss diet

One of the most recommended and highly used ingredients in Ayurveda is Turmeric. This ingredient is not just used in incorporating it in food items but is also helpful in various other ways. It is a highly used ingredient in Indian kitchens. Consuming turmeric tea is one of the simplest methods to control weight. Its anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties help one to reduce weight and shed down that extra fat.

 

  1. Cucumber Juice

Cucumber juice - weight loss diet

Cucumber is one of the highly recommended food items during a weight loss journey. It a high water content vegetable that promotes high weight loss. Hence many people swear by it when they wish to reduce weight. Consuming cucumber juice is one of the best ways for weight management. Add cucumber pieces, aloe vera juice, a piece of ginger, and few mint leaves to enhance the taste. Blend all the ingredients well and begin your morning with this fulfilling juice. Continuing this ritual for a few days will show up with positive results.

 

  1. Aloe Vera Juice

Aloe vera juice - weight loss diet

Another helpful ingredient in the queue to reduce weight naturally is aloe vera. It is not just an ingredient to be used for cosmetic or beauty purposes but also is helpful to reduce weight. One can use aloe vera by adding a glass of water in a pan along with fresh aloe vera gel. Heat the water and keep stirring the mixture until it isn't incorporated well. Later one can consume this every morning and begin a healthy nutritious morning.  

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Neha Prasad

Neha Prasad is a blogger based out of Mumbai. She is a management graduate and passionate about writing different articles on Health-related topics and Ayurveda. She has been writing for quite a long time and also published her own novel titled 'OTHERS'.


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