It Doesn’t Get Any Easier than this Slow and Steady Yoga Workout for Weight Loss

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The popular saying, “slow and steady wins the race,” is especially true when it comes to weight loss. Yoga does not always get the popular vote when it comes to serious fat burning, yet it is an important aspect of wellness. A well-balanced fitness routine is a lot like eating a well balanced diet. There are various benefits to all exercise types, just as there are unique benefits to individual nutrients. Yoga has several benefits to offer, including reduced stress, lower blood pressure, increased flexibility and yes, even weight loss!

Yoga Workout for Weight Loss

This routine is organized in a simple fashion, to help introduce beginners to the multiple benefits and flow of yoga.

Equipment Needed: water for hydration and a yoga mat or soft surface.

What to Do: Complete one round of the following routine. Practice each exercise individually, going through ten repetitions or ten breaths. Be sure on each repetition to pay special attention to your breathing. Please note that you should be inhaling and exhaling deeply and in rhythm with each exercise. Inhale through your nose and exhale through your mouth.Review the videos below for  demonstrations of each exercise.

1. Dynamic Standing Forward Fold – 10 repetitions
2. Plank to Downward Dog – 10 repetitions
3. Cat Cow Pose – 10 repetitions
4. Plank to Downward Dog – 10 repetitions
5. Side Yoga Plank – 10 repetitions each side
6. Side Yoga Lunge – 10 breaths each side
7. Chair Pose – 10 breaths
8. Bridge Pose – 10 repetitions
9. Corpse Pose – 20 breaths

Instructional Videos

Dynamic Standing Forward Fold

Plank to Downward Dog

Cat Cow Pose

Yoga Side Plank– Use same instructions for both sides

Yoga Lunge– Use same instructions for both sides

Chair Pose

Bridge Pose

Corpse Pose

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Editor’s Note: Originally published Jan 3, 2014.

3 Comments on "It Doesn’t Get Any Easier than this Slow and Steady Yoga Workout for Weight Loss"

  1. women fat loss  March 22, 2014

    Wow, this is great information on not only LOSING weight, but equally important – maintaining it.


  2. Kathy  June 15, 2015

    Hi… found this on Pinterest. Had a question. Do we do each pose 10 times before moving to next one or go from one to another for 10 rounds?

    Sorry for a seemingly stupid question but I am a beginner.


    • SkinnyMs  June 16, 2015

      No problem, Kathy. Where a "repetition" is noted, you will repeat the move 10 times in a row. Watch the videos at the bottom to give you an example of how the move will flow from one repetition to the next. Where "breaths" are noted, you will hold the pose for the number of breaths indicated. You should complete the entire routine one time.


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