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.
You May Also Enjoy

3 Ways Balancing Yoga Poses Can Help You Live Better "Off The Mat"

Balancing poses are practiced in most yoga classes. Aside from physical benefits — improved coordination, increased physical strength and more stability — balancing poses can offer many emotional and  Read

Select the channels where you would like to save this article

cancel
About the Author

Mike is a guide and resident healer at Strala Yoga in New York. Named “Best Mover” by MindBodyGreen and one of Shape Magazine’s Hottest Trainers, he’s practiced Eastern movement and healing techniques for more than three decades, including tai chi, qigong, and shiatsu.

In his younger years, Mike challenged centuries of reasonable and well-tested martial traditions in hundreds of competitions, by applying unruly imagination to a world where rules were unbreakable. As he got older, he happily become more interested in supporting bodies than disrupting them, and continued on to medical applications of the mind-body connection in university.

Mike studied mind-body medicine at Harvard, and alternative medicine and psychology at Oxford. After running into walls with standard medical practice in the U.S. and England, Mike left his healthcare roots. He worked at a steel mill for a while, joined a web company, and then founded a few more. He now serves on the board of Odyl, which helps people discover books on Facebook.

As Strala's co-founder, Mike has found his way back to health care done right: helping people let go of stress in their bodies and minds, become their own best caregivers, and live happy capable lives. Mike is a mountaineer, runner, cyclist, skier, and snowboarder. Check out Michael's MBG Video Course, The Complete Guide To Yoga.

About the Author

Mike is a guide and resident healer at Strala Yoga in New York. Named “Best Mover” by MindBodyGreen and one of Shape Magazine’s Hottest Trainers, he’s practiced Eastern movement and healing techniques for more than three decades, including tai chi, qigong, and shiatsu.

In his younger years, Mike challenged centuries of reasonable and well-tested martial traditions in hundreds of competitions, by applying unruly imagination to a world where rules were unbreakable. As he got older, he happily become more interested in supporting bodies than disrupting them, and continued on to medical applications of the mind-body connection in university.

Mike studied mind-body medicine at Harvard, and alternative medicine and psychology at Oxford. After running into walls with standard medical practice in the U.S. and England, Mike left his healthcare roots. He worked at a steel mill for a while, joined a web company, and then founded a few more. He now serves on the board of Odyl, which helps people discover books on Facebook.

As Strala's co-founder, Mike has found his way back to health care done right: helping people let go of stress in their bodies and minds, become their own best caregivers, and live happy capable lives. Mike is a mountaineer, runner, cyclist, skier, and snowboarder. Check out Michael's MBG Video Course, The Complete Guide To Yoga.

Comments
Comments