Yoga plays an important role for the treatment of obesity. Yoga exercises improve your blood circulation and increase metabolism rate of the body and strengthen your muscles and make you healthier and tone up your body. With the aid of yoga exercise your energy level also improves, indeed you never really feel lethargic. It removes the extra fat from body by managing the weight of your body according to your height and lifestyle. Sometimes in stressed moments you tend to eat more and in this case the problem could be defeated through yoga exercise. The yoga exercise keep you in shape by increasing the hormonal secretion of lethargicthyroid glands. Here are some yoga exercises helpful to cut down extra fats:
To reduce thighs, shapes calf muscles, and strengthens ankles, this asana is ideal. For it, spread your feet apart; bend your knees and raise your heals and stand on the ball of your feet; then raise your arms over your head and pull yourself; hold for 10-15 counts and then breath normally. But if you are suffering from knee injuries, you should avoid this asana.
This asana is meant to tone hips and back thigh muscles. For it you need to be on your knees and palms on the floor; look straight and then raise one leg straight up and parallel to the floor; inhale and bend the knee of the raised leg and slowly raise the knee as high as possible; contract the hamstring and hip muscles as tight as possible; uphold the posture for 30-50 seconds. Now repeat the same on the other side.
The asana is beneficial to improve upper body strength and tones skeletal muscle. The procedure is: lie flat on the stomach; keep your hands by the side of the chest and raise your entire body by straightening your arms and doing a push up; then place your left knee on the floor and raise your right leg up and bend the knee towards the ceiling; bend your elbows and go down towards the floor without touching it; hold position for 30 seconds. Repeat same on the other side. But if you are suffering from wrist and elbow injuries, you should avoid this asana.
The asana works on the waist and side muscles of the body. For it you need to raise your right arm and place it next to the ear; then exhale and bend your body to the left with your arm stretched out; inhale and come up. Now repeat the same procedure on the other side.
Pranayama is a significant technique in yoga which is control and extension of Prana or Vital energy.
The Pranayama can be classified in two types—hypo ventilation and hyper ventilation or relaxing pranayama. Kapalbhati, Bhasrika and fast breathing are the examples of hyper ventilation that increase oxygen and reduce carbon dioxide while deep breathing like Bhramari, Shitali, and Sitkari can be classified under Hypo ventilation.
Kapalbhati, Bhasrika fast breathing can be exercised by people suffering from obesity with good effects These Pranayama techniques increase the lung capacity and help burning fats.
Besides this Agnisar — fast movement of abdominal muscles in and out — is very good exercise to get rid of the accumulated fats in the abdominal area.
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