Fight Obesity with Yoga

Fight Obesity with Yoga


The state where Body Mass Index (BMI) of the body is higher than 30 is considered as Obesity. Peoples whose BMI are in the range of 25 to 30 are considered as overweight while those peoples whose BMI is above 30 are said to be obese. Normal BMI range for a healthy and fit body is between 18.5 to 25. BMI can be calculated by your weight and height. In the case of obesity, the excess body fat accumulates on the body rendering the adverse effect on body and health. It is one of the chronic diseases & complex disorder of the amount of body fat which in turns can result in serious health problems and diseases like blood pressure, heart problems, and diabetes.

Yoga is regarded as one of the easiest, effective, and safest way to overcome the Obesity problem. Practicing Yoga Asanas in the correct manner along with the proper balanced and nutritious diet can be one of the effective ways to control the problem of Obesity. Yoga helps in enhancing the body’s metabolism, circulation of blood throughout the body, and works on the better functioning of our Endocrine glands. Deep breathing and Yoga poses helps in strengthening of muscles, reduces body weight to an optimum level, and reduces the excess body fat of the body. Weight losing therapy of Yoga is free from side effects and also a cost-effective method too. Yoga will not only correct the BMI index of your body but helps in pertinent conditioning of the body. The weight loss therapy by yoga is permanent and reduces your weight gradually so that it can restrain any adverse effect of fat loss on your body.

Some of the most prominent Yoga Asanas/Poses for controlling Obesity includes:-


Ardha Navasana 

Ardha Navasana is also known as Half Boat pose. This pose is considered as the perfect Yoga posture to cut off the excess belly fat. During this pose, the muscles work hard and put pressure on your stomach. Thus it is one of the best Asana for weight loss.


Utkatasana or Chair Pose is generally done in order to tone up your core, losing excess fat from the thighs, proper toning of buttocks, and flattening your belly.


Prasarita Padottanasana

Prasarita Padottanasana or Wide-Legged Forward Bend helps in cutting down the excess fat around your waist. This Asana also helps to stretch the knees, thighs, and lower back.



Shoulderstand or Sarvangasana, Yoga pose helps in the stimulation of parathyroid glands and thyroid glands and helps in normalizing their functions. Thus it can be an effective measure to control Obesity.



This side angle stretch pose helps in shaping your body and stretching your muscles. This yogic pose includes all the muscles of our body. It is very effective for reducing the excess fat from hips, thighs, waist areas, and pelvic region.



Popularly known as warrior pose, this pose is divided into three parts type 1, type 2 and type 3. Warrior poses helps in improving the grace, and body balance. This posture burns the fat from your lower back portion, legs, arms, and thighs and also helps in strengthens the respective muscles.



Renowned as Eagle Pose, this pose helps in improving the balance of the body. This yoga pose helps in cutting down the excess fat from your shoulders, arms, upper back, and outer thighs.


Ardha Chakrasana

Half Moon Pose or Ardha Chakrasana is known as standing backward bend. This pose is very effective in proper shaping and reducing fat from chest, upper body, arms, and shoulder.


Titli Asana

Popularly known as Butterfly pose, this yogic posture tones and strengthen your joint and thigh muscles. This Yoga pose is very efficient in cutting the excess fat around the thighs and hips region.



Known as forwarding seated bend, it is the most effecting Asana for fighting against Obesity. This posture helps in shaping and reducing excess fat from the pelvic region, abdominal region, shoulders, hips, and thighs.



This pose is effective in reducing fat from the midriff of the body. It also helps in strengthening your back and toning your abdominal muscles.



Popularly known as the wind releasing the pose, helps in burning cellulose in your abdominal region, thighs, and hips.



It is also known as camel pose that helps in toning your chest, back, and shoulder muscles. It also helps in reducing excess fat from the tummy area.



Popularly known as cobra pose, helps in toning and stretching the shoulders, arms, thighs, back, buttocks, and abdomen muscles. This is a perfect way to attain flatten belly by cutting down excess belly fat.


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