The Top 5 Fat-Burning Yoga Poses

Fat-Burning Yoga Poses

Yoga helps you lean your muscles, and tone up your body. So here are the top 5 fat burning yoga poses

1. Cobra Pose

This is a simple yoga pose you can begin with, it helps you firm the buttocks and tone your abs.

yoga poses - Cobra Pose position (bhujangasana)


  • How to do it?
    Lie face-down on the floor, with the tops of your feet flat against the ground.
  • Press your legs and hips down. Place your hands under your shoulders, plams down and fingers spread apart.
  • Press into your hands, lifting your head, chest and upper back off the mat. Keep your gaze forward and up and your shoulder blades down and back.
  • Push back your shoulders and feel the stretch spread evenly along the length of your spine.
    After a few deep breaths, relax to a prone position on an exhale.

2. Wind-Releasing Pose

This yoga pose targets your abdominal area in particular.



How to do it?

• Lie down on the floor and bring your knees up to your chest with your ankles together.

• Clasp your arms together over your knees as you bring your head up off the floor.

• Breathe deep as you feel the stretch work your abs, then relax slowly.


3. Bow Pose

This is an advanced yoga pose that works on toning your arms, legs and abdominal area while burning your fat.


How to do it?

• Lie down on your stomach, bend your knees and reach around to grab your feet.

• Pull in your stomach and extend your feet upward, raising your upper body at the same time. Keep your shoulder blades down and back.

• Hold for several breaths, then relax.


4. Side-Stretch

This yoga pose helps raise your heart-rate, improve your overall fitness performance, and burn fat.



• Stand with your feet slightly wider than hip width apart.

• Rotate your torso and turn both your feet to the right. Keeping legs straight, exhale and hinge over your right leg until your torso is parallel to the floor, reaching your hands to the ground (if you can’t touch the floor, you can rest them on a block).

• Hinge further with each exhale, moving your torso closer to your right thigh. Remember to keep breathing, then relax and repeat in the opposite direction.


5. Warrior I Pose

This yoga pose tones your abs, thighs and arms, and it’s the most effective pose, if used in a repeated technique, like Sun Salutation pose.



How to do it?

• Standing straight, step your left leg 4-5 feet to the left, then rotate both feet and your torso toward the left.

• Bend your left knee over your toes while keeping your right leg straight.

• Raise both arms high above your head with your fingertips pointing upward, looking up at your hands.


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