Weight loss is not only about work outs and diet, but there are many other ways to lose weight. Yoga plays an amazing role in losing weight, but great news is that you can now lose weight with breathing, as your belly shrinkage is also possible through breathing. Here are 5 simple breathing techniques of yoga that will help lose weight.
Breath of Fire or Kapalbhati
Sit on mat with legs crossed; body should be straight with straight neck and spine. Putting your hands on knees, close your eyes, and inhale deeply, but exhale out from nose like a sniff. You will notice your belly pulling inwards while you exhale. Start at a low pace, increasing it slowly and keep it up for 5 to 10 minutes.
The basic purpose of this technique is to give enough oxygen to the body. Keep your legs crossed, putting hands on knees with palms in upward direction, whereas tip of thumb and ring finger should touch each other. Breathe normally; relax, and then take a deep breath inhaling with whole power, filling the lungs with oxygen. Exhale through nose with power making a hissing sound; repeat it for 5 or 10 times.
Alternate Nostril Breathing
Sit on a mat and relax crossing your legs; relax your muscles, closing the eyes. By placing the right thumb on your right nostril, inhale through left nostril. Stay in this position till 5 counts. Repeat same with left nostril, completing one round of this breathing technique. You need to do 10 or 15 rounds for weight loss; you should do it before breakfast in the fresh air.
Ardha Matsyendrasana or Spinal Twist
It strengthens back and reduces belly. Bring the heels closer to your buttocks, bending your right knee. Cross the left knee over the right knee by bending it; keep left ankle beside the right knee. Keep the left palm on floor by taking your arm to the back, whereas touch your left foot toes with right arm. Once you get settled in this position, inhale deeply by elongating the spine. Look over the left shoulder by twisting the torso to left. Exhale while twisting, and inhale straightening your spine, then exhale and twist again. Remain in this position for 4 to 6 breaths releasing the twist. Repeat same by twisting to other side.
Combining yoga with other weight loss methods will help lose weight fast.