Some of the Daily Secrets to Losing Weight
Yoga means the union of the individual consciousness or soul with the Universal Consciousness or Spirit. Yoga is a group of physical, mental, and spiritual practices or disciplines which originated in ancient India.
Weight loss, in the context of medicine, health, or physical fitness, refers to a reduction of the total body mass, body fat or adipose tissue.
- Start with the mountain pose or the Tadasana. This means start with standing straight with feet adjacent to each other and palms facing outward.
- Exhale and separate your feet to about three feet apart.
- Raise your arms parallel to the floor and rest them to your sides. You will be standing with your feet apart, shoulders wide, and palms down your side palm down.
- Turn your left foot slightly to the left and the right foot facing forward.
- Slowly turn your left thigh outwards so that the centre of the knee and the ankle of the left foot are in the same line.
- Turn your hip slightly in the direction of the left leg but keep the torso straight.
- Now inhale and slowly bend your left knee over the left ankle so that the shin is perpendicular to the ground.
- The left thigh also is now parallel to the floor. Your right leg is straight and stretched from hip to ankle.
- Now, in this position, slowly extend your right arm above your head on your left side. The palm should be facing the floor and it should be straight. The arm should also touch your right ear.
- Slowly turn your face inward and look at the palm. Your other arm should be touching the ankle of the left leg without taking the support of the shoulder or the ankle. The aim is to stretch as much of the right side as possible.
- While inhaling and exhaling, push the extended arm forcefully towards the ceiling. Do this a few times and then slowly come back to the starting position.
- Now repeat this with the right leg.
Steps to do:
- Lie flat on your back on the yoga mat with your toes facing the ceiling. Your palms must be resting flat on the ground on either side of your body.
- Take a deep breath inside. You must now lift your head, chest, and legs off the ground and while doing this you have to exhale.
- Stretch your arms towards your legs so that they are parallel to the ground. Keep your fingers also stretched out like your toes.
- You need to gaze at your feet and hold this position for about 30 seconds initially. You will feel the contraction of the abdominal muscles. You can breathe normally in this pose.
- Once you become familiar with this pose you can extend the duration to 60 seconds or even more. Now you will have to slowly relax and come back to the original position after inhaling and exhaling deeply.
You need to start with 5 repeats of this asana initially and gradually build it up to 30 times. You can take a 15 to 20-second break after each repetition