Advertisement
This ad is displayed using third party content and we do not control its accessibility features.
Close Banner
Advertisement
This ad is displayed using third party content and we do not control its accessibility features.

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

Michael Taylor
Author:
June 23, 2010
Michael Taylor
Co-Founder Of Strala Yoga
By Michael Taylor
Co-Founder Of Strala Yoga
Mike Taylor is the co-founder of Strala Yoga.
June 23, 2010

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.

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Bound Half Moon - A great pose to help your balance, focus, and circulation. For better balance, keep your standing leg.

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

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

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.

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

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.

"Fat Blaster" Yoga Sequence Video:

Michael Taylor
Michael Taylor

Mike Taylor is the co-founder of Strala Yoga, along with his wife, Tara Stiles. He studied mind-body medicine at Harvard University and complementary medicine at the University of Oxford. Taylor has practiced Eastern movement and healing, including tai chi and qigong, for more than 30 years.

Read More About Michael Taylor
Michael Taylor
Michael Taylor

Mike Taylor is the co-founder of Strala Yoga, along with his wife, Tara Stiles. He studied mind-body medicine at Harvard University and complementary medicine at the University of Oxford. Taylor has practiced Eastern movement and healing, including tai chi and qigong, for more than 30 years.

Read More About Michael Taylor

Watch Next

Enjoy some of our favorite clips from classes

Watch Next

Enjoy some of our favorite clips from classes

What Is Meditation?

Mindfulness/Spirituality | Light Watkins

Box Breathing

Mindfulness/Spirituality | Gwen Dittmar

What Breathwork Can Address

Mindfulness/Spirituality | Gwen Dittmar

The 8 Limbs of Yoga - What is Asana?

Yoga | Caley Alyssa

Two Standing Postures to Open Up Tight Hips

Yoga | Caley Alyssa

How Plants Can Optimize Athletic Performance

Nutrition | Rich Roll

What to Eat Before a Workout

Nutrition | Rich Roll

How Ayurveda Helps Us Navigate Modern Life

Nutrition | Sahara Rose

Messages About Love & Relationships

Love & Relationships | Esther Perel

Love Languages

Love & Relationships | Esther Perel

Related Videos (10)

What Is Meditation?

Box Breathing

What Breathwork Can Address

The 8 Limbs of Yoga - What is Asana?

Two Standing Postures to Open Up Tight Hips

How Plants Can Optimize Athletic Performance

What to Eat Before a Workout

How Ayurveda Helps Us Navigate Modern Life

Messages About Love & Relationships

Love Languages

Advertisement
This ad is displayed using third party content and we do not control its accessibility features.

More On This Topic

more Movement
Advertisement
This ad is displayed using third party content and we do not control its accessibility features.
Advertisement
This ad is displayed using third party content and we do not control its accessibility features.