Can You Lose Weight Doing Yoga?

Can You Lose Weight Doing Yoga?


Yoga may help you lose weight, and the awareness gained through a gentle, relaxing yoga practice may help you lose weight.

Since you should not practice yoga on a full stomach, you may make healthier eating choices before and after your yoga session.

Poses to do at home

Yoga can help you lose weight. Practice yoga at least 3 to 5 times per week for at least 1 hour, and balance out your practice with a more relaxing, gentle class.

Sun Salutations

From standing, inhale as you lift your arms overhead, exhale as you swan dive down into a Forward Bend, jump, step, or walk your feet back into Plank pose, and hold this position for at least five breaths.

Boat pose

This pose engages your whole body, especially your core, and helps reduce stress. Sit with your legs together and extend your arms in front of you.

Plank pose

If you want to use yoga to lose weight, make small, gradual changes and set modest goals.

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