How To Start Yoga For Beginners : The Ultimate Guide

 

Losing weight has to be one of the most nerve wracking tasks ever.

At First , there are just too many fake experts out there trying to sell you their $200 diet program to you.

And the ones who do provide right information, you are just too lazy to act upon them .

But I understand you because what to do when there are literally hundreds of new stuff you can do to lose weight like Keto , Paleo , HIIT workouts , Pilates , Yoga and Aerobics , CrossFit and what not .

But of course every exercise requires different environment and energy consumption like Weight lifting has to be done in a proper gym and same is with the cardio and HIIT as they require proper equipment and machines but Yoga can be easily done at home with a Mat.

Benefits Of Yoga :

1. Increases Flexibility :

The first and most obvious benefit of yoga is flexibility , which is a thing we all don’t have because of our stiff routines , we hardly get our blood pumping.

Lack of exercise can lead to tight hamstring muscles and hips which eventually cause back pain and poor back posture.

But with the help of Yoga you slowly loosen your body and with time and regular practice things seem to work and you will feel change in your body like several back and joint pains seem to disappear.

2. Keeps Your Heart Healthy :

When you practice Yoga continuously, it increases your heart rate which keeps your lungs healthy and prevent you from heart diseases .

If you have crossed the line beyond 30 , you might have these famous adult diseases like diabetes and cholesterol but with Yoga , you can find great help in controlling them without much effort.

3. Improved Sleep :

Yoga is also associated with getting better sleep , In a study it is found that consistent yoga practice helps you fall asleep much easily and maintains a deep sleep throughout the night.

4. Burns Calories For Fat loss :

Yoga can also prove to be a great weight loss mantra because of it’s calorie torching poses.

Since Yoga is much more of a mental thing rather than physical it fights with stress and anxiety which happens because of increased cortisol levels in your body .

Cortisol is a stress hormone in your body , and if it increases you tend to eat more .

So through Yoga , you not only just eat healthier but also feel much more happier.

Yoga is a combination of Physical , Mental and cardiovascular exercise. Since some forms of Yoga require higher level of effort and strength , they can result in Fat Loss.

Yoga Poses For Beginners :

1. Mountain Pose :

Mountain Pose is like the basis of all poses , but aside from being super simple it possesses other qualities as well like strengthening your Thighs , Ankles and Knees and  improving your posture.

How To Do It :

  • Stand Tall with your beautiful feet together , upper body relaxed .
  • You can raise your hands if you want.

2. Warrior  Pose :

Warrior pose is a form of standing pose which depicts a warrior . It strengthens your back , shoulders while stretching your hamstrings and quadriceps.

It also improves your balance and concentration.

How To Do It :

  • Stand with your Feet 3 Ft apart and bend your right knee 90° and extend your left leg .
  • Now relax your shoulders and extend your both the arms .

3. Tree Pose :

Tree Pose is not your regular standing pose , what makes it hard is that you have to stand on one leg.

Tree Pose stretches your thighs , groins and shoulders. It not only improves your focus and concentration but also builds strength in your ankles and calves.

How To Do It :

  • Shift your weight on to the left leg and place the sole of right leg on your inner thigh then balance.
  • Place your hands on your waist and relax , repeat on opposite side.

4. Bridge Pose :

Bridge Pose is a beginning back bend pose which opens up your chest and shoulders.

It strengthens your back , glutes and hamstrings . Not just this but is also great for increasing the flexibility of your spine .

Bridge Pose provides you mental calmness by relieving stress and fatigue.

How To Do It :

  • Lie down on the floor and bend your knees and place both hands on the floor with palms facing downwards.
  • Now start lifting your hips and bring your chest towards your chin.

5. Seated Forward Bend :

Seated forward bend is a beginning forward bend pose which mainly works out your lower and upper back and love handles.

It is great for improving your digestion , appetite and also results in better sleep and reduced anxiety.

6. Boat Pose :

Boat Pose is a well known Yoga pose for Core Strength. It tones your abs and strengthens your lower back, spine, hip flexors and improves digestion also.

It is also great for stimulating kidneys , thyroids and intestines.

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