5 Yoga Poses to Boost Metabolism

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Practicing yoga daily bundles lot many benefits for humankind. It gives the healthy and flexible body, improves the skin texture, stimulate the muscles and provides peace of mind. Yoga can also help in weight loss as the right yoga moves can improve metabolism. Being overweight or underweight denotes that there is an imbalance in your system. Yoga works on stabilising these imbalances. Here are 5 yoga poses to boost your metabolism.

USTRASANA | Camel Pose
The name comes from the Sanskrit words Ushtra meaning "camel" and Asana meaning "posture" or "seat".
How to:
Start by sitting on your knees with your spine straight and stretched. Inhale deeply. As you exhale, slowly bend backwards, pushing your hips forwards, and slowly bringing your hands to your ankles. Hold on to this posture for as long as you can.
Why to:
At a stretch it opens the whole of the front of the body, including the hip flexors and pectoral muscles. The asana improves core strength, spinal, hip and shoulder flexibility and stamina.

SUPTA VIRASANA | Reclining Hero’s Pose
Supta Virasana is an intermediate level yoga pose that gets its name from the Sanskrit words supta meaning “reclining” or “lying back”; vira meaning “hero” and asana meaning “posture”.
How to:
Start by positioning yourself into a mountain pose. Now, slowly lower your knees to the ground and pushing yourself back and down, sit on the mat, seating yourself between your two legs. Now, slowly drop back onto your elbows as much as possible. Now, If possible, go down completely until your hands lie on both sides of you and your head rests on the mat. Now, slowly stretch your hands up and back such that they lie on the ground above your head.
Why to:
Stretches the abdomen, thighs and deep hip flexors (psoas), knees, ankles and the arches. It also relieves tired legs, improves digestion and helps relieves the symptoms of menstrual pain.

SARVANGASANA | Shoulder Stand Pose
Sarvangasana or the shoulder stand pose comes from the Sanskrit words – ‘Sarva’ which means ‘all’ and ‘Anga’ which means ‘part’. This posture is otherwise referred to as the Queen of Asanas.
How to:
Start by laying down on a yoga mat and bend your legs at the knees. Pull your legs closer to your upper body and then lift them upwards. Slowly lift your upper body off the ground. Push your hips upwards so your entire body are aligned in a straight line and form a 90 degree angle with the floor.
Why to:
It calms the nerves of our body, aids in fighting digestive disorders, and reduces anxiety, insomnia and irritability. It regulates the functions of all the glands in the body.

HALASANA | Plow Pose
This posture gained its name from the Sanskrit words “Hala” meaning plough and “asana” meaning pose.
How to:
Start by laying down on a yoga mat and bend your legs at the knees. Pull your legs closer to your upper body and then lift them upwards. Slowly lift your upper body off the ground, placing your hands at your hips, with your elbows placed strongly on the mat, to support your body. Slowly, push your hips upwards, bending your legs lower such that your feet rest behind your head. Interlock the finger of your hands and lower your arms against the mat and stretch and straighten your arms and legs.
Why to:
It stretches all muscles and ligament in the calves and thighs, resulting in greater leg flexibility. It stimulates the thyroid, parathyroid, throat, lungs and abdominal organs.

SALABHASANA | Grasshopper Pose
Salabhasana is one of the best yoga poses for beginners as it is a simple ‘backbend asana’. The term Salabhasana is a combination of the words shalabh and asana.
How to:
Start by laying down on the mat face-down, with your arms tucked against your chest. Tuck your toes inside and slowly lift your legs up. Then, lift your neck up.
Why to:
Salabhasana helps to strengthen the vertebral column, legs, and buttocks and stretches the muscles of the shoulders, thigh, and abdomen. It is a great full-body