Five Yoga poses that help you increase metabolism


As we all know, increasing one’s metabolism rate is a great way to lose weight and keep in shape. And, in this regard, there are some Yoga exercises that work remarkably well on your metabolism capacity. So, with an eye on our figure, let us go through some of such poses that are particularly beneficial for shedding those excessive fats haunting our body.

1. Eagle Pose

An interesting looking pose, this posture requires you to bend your knees while standing. Then you ‘wrap’ your right leg around your (still standing) left leg, while fixing your foot and ankle along the left calf (looking like a spiraling pattern). Moving on to the upper part of your body, you also cross your arms, and then hold them upright in front of your chest for 30 seconds. This exercise also helps in building your leg muscles other than enhancing your metabolism.

2. Bridge Pose

This is an inverse position which flexes and massages your thyroid gland. For the pose, you require to lie on your back with your knees bent and feet slightly apart. Then you need to reach your heels with your fingertips. Finally, when this is achieved, you have to raise your hips from the ground by pressing through your knees and heels. During this posture, you need to take your arms up and keep them grounded below the gluteus. After this you need to roll your shoulder blades for around 45 seconds.

3. Twisted Chair Pose

A standing pose that helps with circulation and digestion, you need to bend your knees and bring down your hips, as if sitting on an imaginary chair. Then you bring palms together in front of your chest. Finally you have to twist your spine so that your right elbow touches your left knee, and then keep this posture for 30 seconds.

4. Bow Pose

Also known as the Dhanurasana, this is a sort of an inverse exercise which might be a tad bit difficult for the amateurs. The posture requires you to bend your body inversely like a bow, with your hands holding on to your feet from behind. A constant breathing process supplements the balancing act, which can be done for around 30 seconds. The beneficial effect results in enhanced flexibility and back strength.

5. Fish Pose

This relaxing posture requires the full body to be rested upon the ground (with your back to the floor). Now, after finding the correct surface area, one needs to arch his chest (along with the upper belly region) upwards. This simplistic bearing allows for strengthening of upper back and neck muscles, along with increased flexibility. Moreover, the increased use of surface area reinforces the exercise’s effect as a stress buster for the whole body.

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