Yoga Poses for Weight Loss: How-to, Tips, Benefits, Images, Videos

Looking to lose weight? These yoga poses will help you shed a few pounds in time for the beach! And there's even a "Fat Blaster" yoga sequence video!

Extended Side Angle Pose - From a low lunge, roll your back heel to the ground, bring your fingers to the ground inside your front heel... More on Extended Side Angle Pose >>

High Lunge
- For easier balance, position your feet at least as wide as your hips, and reach out strongly through your back leg and heel. More on High Lunge Pose >>

Warrior I - This pose is a great upper thigh opener and helps with patience. More on Warrior I Pose >>

Warrior II
- Great for leg strength, it's important to keep your body vertical over your hips... More on Warrior II Pose >>

Reverse Warrior
- From a Warrior II, lean back over your back leg keeping your body directly open to the side. More on Reverse Warrior Pose >>

Warrior III - From a high lunge, reach your arms straight forward, shift your weight forward... More on Warrior III Pose >>

Half Moon
- Opens hips, builds focus. Balance by stacking your weight vertical from hip toknee to standing heel... More on Half Moon Pose >>

Revolved Half Moon
- Tones the backs of your thighs. Good for balance and circulation. More on Revolved Half Moon Pose >>

Bound Half Moon
- A great pose to help your balance, focus, and circulation. For betterbalance, keep your standing leg... More on Bound Half Moon Pose >>

Boat Pose
- Sit down with knees close to your chest, feet on the floor. Keeping your body close to vertical, hold... More on Boat Pose >>

Plank - Start on your hands and knees, shoulders directly over your wrists. More on Plank Pose >>

Side Plank - From a plank, lift your hips up slightly, then shift your weight into one hand as you roll your whole body open to the side. More on Side Plank Pose >>

Crow -
Come into a squat with your feet about as wide as your mat. Plant your palms on the ground under your shoulders... More on Crow Pose >>

Half Crow
- It’s much easier to drop into this with your hips up high than it is just to bring your knee straight forward.... More on Half Crow Pose >>

"Fat Blaster" Yoga Sequence Video:

Michael Taylor is a yoga guide at Strala Yoga in New York City. (Michael prefers "guide" to "instructor"). He's practiced Eastern movement and healing techniques for more than two decades. He holds a degree in mind-body medicine from Harvard, and studied alternative medicine and psychology at Oxford. Mike is also the CEO of social media company Odyl, climbs a few mountains in his spare time, and is the husband of yoga master Tara Stiles.

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