Yoga is the last type of “workout” I thought I would do to lose weight. But you know what? When you do a million and one sun salutations you start sweating and this kinda changes your mind.
During the last year, I couldn’t run, I couldn’t lift weights and I couldn’t do 10,000 push ups. I didn’t have time and I also always felt tired just from being a mother of a growing baby.
That’s when I found out yoga is a great way to start moving your body more in a mindful and graceful way. To ease your way into an exercise routine. There’s no jumping around, no lifting 100 pound weights, no 100 sit ups or push ups. But it works!
When you stay consistent and choose the right yoga routines you can start losing weight. That’s what happened for me. Yoga is the most important part of my morning routine, and even if I only have 10 minutes I HAVE to do it.
Here are 3 ways yoga can help you lose weight:
- you become more mindful of how you treat your body and what you eat
- you feel happier, calmer, more alert, and you stress less
- there are types of yoga that can actually help you burn more calories
You can make your own yoga workout plan with the videos I share below, but if you do need more guidance and structure I suggest trying an online program. There are some great yoga programs at Grokker and you can check them all out to see whether they work for you. Make sure to use this link to get a 14-Day trial for free.
Weight Loss Yoga Workouts
Now here are 5 weight loss yoga routines that helped me lose those 20 pounds, even though I was only “working out” at home.
Of course, combined with a healthy diet, because no exercise is magic and can’t cancel out burgers, pizza and pancakes.
1. 30-Minute Total Body Yoga Workout
This flow by SarahBethYoga is challenging and might make you sweat, but it will also make you feel strong and energized.
2. Amazing Fat Burning Yoga Workout
This 20-minute sequence by Boho Beautiful is a mix between strengthening exercises with relaxing, lengthening yoga poses, it’s a great way to start your day.
3. Feel-Good, Feel-Strong Yoga
A 30-minute yoga routine via POPSUGAR Fitness – this sequence will get your heart rate up and will make you feel amazing. At one point, this flow might get a little bit too quick, but challenge yourself and stick with it, it’s definitely worth it!
4. Morning Weight Loss Yoga
This 25-minute yoga sequence by PsycheTruth will make you sweat, burn calories and calm your mind.
5. Yoga For Weight Loss – Healthy Energy Flow
This 35-minute yoga routine via Yoga With Adriene will help you get more intentional, relax and build lean muscle.
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