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5 Best Yoga Poses For Weight Loss

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Burn fat and slim down with these yoga exercises!

It’s a well-known fact that yoga is effective at improving flexibility and relieving stress, but most people are not aware that a good yoga routine can also slim you down by burning stubborn fat. The reason behind it is pretty simple. Yoga poses that involve firing up the core and twisting the body are actually quite effective at releasing toxins, improving digestion and working the deeper muscles for a better fat-burning result.
The below article from YouBeauty describes a yoga workout for weight loss that will have you burning fat and slimming down fast. Prepare to sweat it out with this five best yoga poses for weight loss!

By Julie Ricevuto

 

1. Chair Pose


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Stand with your feet together and toes touching. Raise your arms overhead and bend your knees, bringing your thighs as parallel to the floor as they can get. Draw your shoulder blades back as you focus on drawing your tailbone downward. Hold for 10 breaths.

2. Twisted Chair


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Bring your hands together to the center of your chest. Place your left elbow over your right thigh, keeping your hips in line. To twist deeper, bring your gaze above your right shoulder. Hold for 10 breaths, come back to center, and repeat on the opposite side.

 

3. High Lunge


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From chair pose, put your weight onto your left foot, pick up your right leg and step it back toward the back of your mat. Sink deep into your left leg to create a 90 degree angle. Straighten your right leg. Keep your arms lifted and belly engaged. Repeat on the opposite side.

 

4. Warrior II


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While in the high lunge pose, lower your right foot and turn it slightly to the right, while turning your left foot out to the left at 90 degrees. Heels should be aligned. Exhale as you bend your left knee over your left ankle so the shin is perpendicular to the floor. Stretch your arms away from the shoulder blades, parallel to the floor, with your gaze over your left finger tips. Repeat on opposite side.

 

5. Reverse Warrior


Image courtesy of Alex Schaefer Photography.

From the Warrior II pose (with the left knee bent) bring your right hand down to rest on the right leg. Inhale and bring the left arm up towards the ceiling and reach the fingers away from each other.

All images courtesy of Alex Schaefer Photography.

Read the full article from YouBeauty here.

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