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5 Yoga Poses To Help You Lose Weight

5 Yoga Poses To Help You Lose Weight

Yoga is a great way to relax the body and become more flexible. It is also very good for shaping muscles, and improving balance. This post will give you five basic positions for weight loss, so if you are beginner and want to lose some wait be sure to read further. Also, remember to use a yoga mat or practice in a carpeted area; as well as, maintain your breathing throughout your session.

1. The Warrior II   IMG_0094

Stand with your feet about 4 feet apart. Check that your feet are align parallel to each other. Inhale, Raise the arms up palms facing down.
Exhale turn the right foot to the right and the left foot a bit inward. Exhale and Bend the right knee until is on top of the right ankle. Look over your right arm to you middle finger of your right hand. Relax the shoulders and keep breathing deep.Keep the torso equally long and the shoulders directly over the pelvis. Hold this pose for one minute, switch sides,reversing the feet and looking to your left hand and repeat.

As Mark Robberds said be aware that the foundation is ‘sitting-bone to heel connection’ in the front leg. The ‘sweet spot’ can be found by keeping the ankle/heel, knee and center of the hip travelling in the same direction – which is done by externally rotating the leg (since that hip is in flexion) and moving the pelvis forward.

2. The Tree PoseFullSizeRender

In this pose, you will begin by standing with your arms at your sides. Place the bottom of your left foot in the side of your right thigh with your knee bent to the side. Lift your arms and press your hands palms together in front of your chest. Inhale and exhale two times then lift your arms above your head as you inhale a third time, palms still facing inward and fingers stretched toward the ceiling. Exhale then inhale and bend your torso to the left. Inhale, and straighten your torso. Repeat this move three to five times then switch sides. Please note that this move requires some balance so please be careful as you do this move.

3. The Boat Pose2014-12-19 03.10.26

Sit on the mat or carpet with your knees bent and your feet flat on the floor. Your hands should be on your thighs with your torso and head straight. Lean back 45 degrees, and lift your legs so your feet point up toward the ceiling about 45 degrees off the ground making a V shape with your body. Extend your arms so they’re parallel to the floor. Repeat three to five times. If is too difficult to keep your legs straight bend your knees, perhaps lifting the shins parallel to the floor.

4. The Bow Posemeyerikpracticing

Lie on your stomach on the mat or carpet. Bend your knees and bring your feet toward your head. Reach around with your arms, and grasp your ankles. Lift your shoulders from the floor as you pull on your ankles. Hold as you breath in and out then release.
Stretches the entire front of the body, ankles, thighs and groins, abdomen and chest, and throat, and deep hip flexors (psoas)
A partner can help you holding your arms back in a way that you can open more the chest , but always be aware of your own limitations checking if you can breath normally.

 

5. The Side-Stretch Pose2015-01-23 06.39.17

Stand and separate your feet a little wider than your hips. Turn your chest and your feet to the right, and bend forward. Keep your legs straight as you bend over your right leg until your chest is parallel to the ground. Reach toward the floor with your hands, bending down more each time you exhale. Repeat the move toward the left. Here also be aware of the sitting-bone to heel connection’ in the front leg, and do not let the bend knee go over the ankle. Here also be aware of the sitting-bone to heel connection’ in the front leg, and do not let the bend knee go over the ankle.

As with any fitness plan, yoga needs to be done regularly and with intensity. Also is better to have the guidance of a qualified yoga instructor. Finally, it is important to remember to maintain a healthy diet in combination with any workout regimen. At Yoga Retreats Malaga we have different yoga teachers to help you deepen your own yoga journey  and we take special care of the food you eat during your yoga holiday, so that way you can benefit in losing weight while doing your yoga practice and having a nice holiday.

Ahimsa: Non Violence

Ahimsa: Non Violence

Today is one of those days when you realize how important is to follow the philosophical principles of ashtanga Yoga. Today one day after the Nice attack, we waked up and starting our yoga practice praying for all the victims and their families.
Today we want to remember the concept of Ahimsa: Non Violence . ” Ahimsa, or non-injury, implies non-killing. But non-injury is not only non-killing, it is much more than that. More comprehensively, ahimsa means “entire abstinence from causing any pain or harm whatsoever to any living creature, either by thought, word or deed.”  (http://yoga108.org/)
Today we want to take a moment to meditate in being compassionate. Having compassion towards ourselves for all the times we are violent in thoughts or actions. And of course sending all our love and compassion to all the humanity and special for all the people that are now in Nice.
We have to do all that we can in a moment like this. For our side is all our prayers.

pray for nice