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Going Yoga way to fight Obesity

Going Yoga way to fight Obesity

A person of normal weight takes a diet which is sufficient to sustain daily activities without storing energy in the form of fat tissue. Putting on weight, however, means there has been a change in our lifestyle that is conducive to storing energy (calories) in the form of fat tissue. Also, when we speak of obesity in yoga, we refer not only to the physical body, but to all the aspects of our being and the way in which we nourish and mobilize them. In most cases aim of yoga is not justreduction of weight, but this is bound to happen as an outcome of our increased self-awareness.

The best asanas for obesity are the Pawanamuktasana series for the digestive system which help to remove extra fat from the abdomen, hips and thighs, and activate the energy in the lower panic centers.

In yoga therapy the body is the instrument, not the end; it is the means, not the aim. So, it is not just the techniques that are important, but also the attitudewith which we undertake them, how disciplined and regular we are in the practice.


These yoga asanas should  be avoided by women suffering from the high blood pressure, serious heart conditions, back problems such asSciatica and Slipped disc or soon after abdominal surgery. In case you have any doubt, Please consult a competent therapist.

Surya Namaskara

The dynamic series known as surya namaskara (salutation to the sun) is most important for thetreatment of obesity. Surya namskara is a complete practice in itself because it includes asana, pranayama, mantra and meditation. This practice has a unique influence on the endocrine and nervous system, helping to correct metabolic imbalances that cause and perpetuate obesity. Being a dynamic practice, it is also an excellent exercise equated to cyclingjogging orswimming.

Pawanamuktasana (Wind Liberating Pose)


Caution:- Pregnant women are prohibited from doing this asana.

Utthanpadasana (Raised Leg Pose)

Chakra Padasana (Leg Rotation)

This is good for Hip Joints, Obesity, toning of abdominal and spinal muscles.

Pada Sanchalanasana (Bicycling)

Naukasana (Boat Pose)

Chakki Chalanasana (Churning The Mill)


Udarakarshanasana (Sleeping abdominal Stretch Pose)

This asana gives an excellent stretch to the abdominal muscles and organs, and thereby helps to improve digestion and eliminate constipation. The twisting stretch of the spinal muscles relieves the strain and stiffness caused by prolonged sitting.

Gatyatmak Meru Vakrasana (Dynamic Spinal Twist)

This Asana loosens up the Vertebrae and removes stiffness of the back. People with back conditions should avoid this Asana.

Note:- For the proper understanding and performance of the practices here recommended you need the guidance of experienced yoga teacher. Please do not attempt any without this guidance.

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