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Yoga asanas that can be your buddy in losing postpartum weight

To get back to your pre-pregnancy body, it’s always recommended to go slowly and calmly as your body is still in the healing process and adapting to the new changes. In that case, Yoga is the best way to do so.

Losing belly fat and whipping up in shape once cleared for exercise following childbirth, is on the bucket list of all new mommies while they handle the big and tedious task of taking care of a newborn baby and if postpartum weight is giving you sleepless nights too, this article is just for you. (yogainfo)

In an interview with HT Lifestyle, Yoga expert Abhishek Otwal shared, “Most of the time, pregnancy causes a lot of weight gain, which is not just sometimes difficult to fight back, but even causes a lot of stiffness, muscular pain and a lot of lifestyle disorders, if you are overweight. To get back to your pre-pregnancy body, it’s always recommended to go slowly and calmly as your body is still in the healing process and adapting to the new changes. In that case, yoga is the best way to do so. It can always keep you mentally fit, stiffness free and alleviate the stress you might be facing as a new mom.” Since new mommies should not do vigorous training at postpartum stage, he listed a few yoga poses which help to lose weight easily post-pregnancy. yoga practitioner and then continue doing them at the comfort of your home.

Surya Namaskara

Surya namaskar is very helpful to reduce weight. It is one of the most effective exercises which surely helps you to reduce the overall weight. Actress Kareena Kapoor Khan gives credits to Surya Namaskar for maintaining her svelte figure. It is extensively accepted that these types of Yoga poses are beneficial for weight loss. It has 12 poses which stretch each and every body part. The series of poses stretches and tones the muscles, keeping the waist trim while helping to stimulate the digestive system. Along with strengthening the back and muscles, it is also viewed as a complete workout regime for the body. Initially start with 5-6 Surya Namaskar and then according to your strength go beyond it. If you practice 20 – 40 Surya Namaskar on a daily basis, you can automatically see the difference in your body.

Ustrasana

This asana is one of the best yoga asanas post-delivery. It reduces the weight which is around the tummy and even strengthens all the major muscles of the body. It stretches the stomach area and reduces the fat around that. The excess belly fat which is left over post-delivery is a source of discontent amongst new mothers.

Trikonasana

Trikonasana is effective for the whole body, it helps treat neck sprain, stimulating and transporting the blood flow throughout the full body. It smoothes the digestive system, improves flexibility and stretches your spine and belly.

Eka Pada Koundiyanasana

This is not an easy asana; one should practice it regularly under expert guidance then only can do this asana and balance is the main criteria for this asana. This move mimics the movement of a scissor in action and helps to strengthen the abdomen. It helps in reducing belly fat and improves the flexibility of the hips and spine.

Setu Bandha Sarvangasana

The bridge pose helps to stretch the chest, neck, spine and hip area while also strengthening the back, buttocks, and hamstring. It helps to treat digestion imbalance, circulation of blood, alleviating stress and mild depression. Moreover, it also soothes tired legs.

Utkatasana

Utkatasana is one of the most beneficial yoga asanas for weight loss, it helps in producing a lean stomach, a toned butt, and toned legs. It sometimes helps you to get the hourglass figure that you always look for! Moreover, this asana also aids in building muscles. It can also be called squats.

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