There are many fat burning poses or asanas in yoga that will help in kick starting your metabolism and get the fat in the body burning. By practicing these asanas every day, you can start seeing results in as little as three weeks. Just make sure that you set aside time to practice this on a daily basis and keep yourself motivated enough to never miss a day of practice. Always try to do these asanas on empty stomach early in the morning for best results.
1. Surya Namaskar
The surya namaskar or the sun salutation is in itself is a comprehensive body exercise. Comprising of 12 different poses, when surya namaskar is repeated multiple times, in a flow, it is one of the best ways to tone the muscles in the body. As a beginner, you can start with a couple of repetitions of the surya namaskar and slowly build up both the count and the tempo for fantastic results.
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2. Warrior pose or Virabhadrasana
This is an asana that adds grace to your movements and helps you tone your hamstrings, thighs and legs. Stand with your feet 3-4 feet apart on the ground. Raise your arms parallel to the ground, to shoulder height. Move the right foot by 90 degrees. Bend your right knee while breathing out. Turn your head towards your right. Stretch both your arms and legs further. Hold this pose for about a minute. Repeat on the other side.
3. Cobra pose or bhujangasana
The cobra pose or the bhujangasana helps in toning your upper arms and the hips. It also tones your chest and helps your body get optimum amount of fresh oxygen, which in turn helps in burning the fat. To do this, lie flat on your stomach, your toes touching the ground. Your hands must be tucked under your shoulders. Inhale and lift up the chest off the ground using the force of your arms. Waist down, the body must be firmly planted on the ground. Hold this pose for half a minute and release back to the floor with exhalation.
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4. Bow pose or dhanurasana
The bow pose or dhanurasana is a slightly advanced pose that helps in burning fat quickly and toning the stomach. Continuously doing this asana will help you get rid of belly fat. Lie on your stomach. Keep your feet slightly apart. Now fold back your knees. Hold your ankles with your hands. Inhale and lift your chest off the ground. Hold the pose and breathe deeply. Release the pose on exhalation. Relax your body before repeating.
5. Utthita trikonasana
When we focus on the chest and stomach in other poses, one part we forget are the hips and the love handles. The side bends help in dealing with the love handles. Stand with your feet apart on the ground. Raise your hands parallel to the floor. Now turn your right foot 90 degrees. With your right hand, reach down and hold the right ankle. The left hand is raised upwards. Hold the pose for 30 seconds and feel the stretch in your hips. Repeat on the other side.
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