Think yoga is just a way of realigning your chakras and connecting with the earth?
Even though it just looks like a few tricky poses, yoga is actually one of the most effective ways of burning fat. When you stand in positions for long periods of time, the muscles are strained and can tear, which means that they need to rebuild. This rebuilding process requires energy, which is taken from the fat you have stored.
Ready to get started? Thought you might be!
Holding a plank for increasing amounts of time is one of the fastest ways to strengthen your core and burn excess fat. Start off holding a plank for 20 seconds a day, then build up to 30 seconds, and so on. Don’t forget to breathe!
This inversion is amazing for improving digestion and increasing strength. It also works to boost metabolism, improve the respiratory system and helps you to sleep at night.
While this might feel like a resting pose, if you engage your thigh and arm muscles and rotate them inwards you will notice that you will be working a lot harder to hold this position! Keep pushing down through your hands and heels.
While these stretches are a great way to warm the body and get it ready for practice, they are also great for building up internal heat, balancing your metabolism and stimulating your digestive system.
What are you waiting for, time to hit the mat!
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