YOGA

Yoga to gain weight

When it comes to reveal the old treasures of India, Yoga has its distinctive and special place.The great practice of yoga is adopted worldwide and its astounding effects are very eminent. Although it is commonly known for losing weight but the fact is that the holy practice of yoga gives you a perfect physical and mental state too.

Being overweight is not the only problem. Along with that, if someone is underweight, it is also an issue to think upon. If a person is thinking about gaining weight then having a proper diet is the first thought that clicks in our minds. But it does not work for all;hence they have to put some extra efforts too. Yoga can help you gain the required weight. Many a times, proper diet do helps you gain weight but not in the required proportion and shape which you desire. So, to make it happen, yoga is a definite step that will help you to get a toned and attractive body.

The Poses of yoga are called “Aasan” and some easy Aasanas to gain weight are:

  1. Bhujangasana (Cobra Pose):

Bhujangasan is form of Hatha yoga. It helps to strengthen your body and toning the abdominal muscles.

Bhujangasana                                                            Source: http://bit.ly/1LKnosZ

How to do:

  • Spread mat and lie down on it in prone position.
  • Stretch your hands above your head while the legs are kept together, with heels touching the ground.
  • Slowly bring your palms beneath your shoulders with the help of your fingertips in line with your shoulders.
  • Inhale slowly, lift your head to see ceiling. Hold on this position and try to make shape like cobra.
  • Hold position for 30 to 60 seconds and breathe normally.
  • Exhale and roll your body down – chest, neck and then forehead and return to the normal position. Stretch out your arms slowly.
  • Repeat thrice, with 15 second relaxation between each time.

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  1. Sarvangasan (Shoulder stand pose):

This is a basic pose, but needs to be performed with greatest care. This is best for those who are suffering from hyperthyroidism as the shoulder stand improves functioning of the thyroid gland, thus surely give better metabolism rate. This helps everyone to gain weight.

Sarvangasan                                                            Source: http://bit.ly/1P4aud1

How to do:

  • Lie down in prone position.
  • Exhale deeply. Now, while inhaling raise legs till they are perpendicular to the ground.
  • Now, exhale and simultaneously raise your waist while pushing your legs backwards beyond your head.
  • Support your waist with your hands.
  • Hold it for 30 to 60 seconds and breathe normally.
  • Exhale slowly, bend your knees, curve the back and return your body to initial position carefully and gently.
  • Repeat thrice and take rest about 30 to 60 second between each round.
  1. Vajrasana (Diamond Pose):

It is also known as the thunderbolt pose. It is the most helpful to improve digestion level. So it ensures better absorption of nutrition and weight gain adequately.

Vajrasana                                                        Source: http://bit.ly/1KPpMun

How to do:

  • Sit down on the floor on your knees with buttocks resting on your heels.
  • Allow your palms to rest on your thighs and keep your palms in dhyana mudra.
  • Make sure your back is erect.
  • Hold on in this position for about 60 to 180 seconds with deep inhalation and exhalation.
  1. Pavanamuktasana (Wind-Relieving pose):

This asana is normally advised for gastric problems, like indigestion and constipation. Better the digestive system, better the nutrition power and if nutrition power is good than automatically you will start gaining weight in a quick span of time.

Pavanamuktasana                                                          Source: http://bit.ly/1M4f5pU

How to do:

  • Lie down in supine position with your arms beside your body and strengthen the feet while heels touching each other.
  • Fold your knees.
  • Inhale and exhale deeply, slowly bring knees towards your chest, with thighs;excreting pressure on the abdomen. Make sure that your knees are held in place with the help of clasped hands.
  • Inhale again and while exhaling, lift your head so that the chin touches the knees.
  • Hold the position for about 30 to 60 seconds, while breathing deeply.
  • Slowly exhale, and release the knees and bringing your head back to the floor.
  • Relax in savasana.

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  1. Matsyasana (Fish Pose):

This pose is the best to gain weight. Make a pose similar to the abdomen pose which is mentioned above. This pose will help you gain great nutrition and hence will help you gain weight.

Matsyasana                                                  Source: http://bit.ly/1M4gH2U

How to do:

  • Lie down in spine position.
  • Conduct your feet together.
  • Keep your palms on either side of body with palms facing downwards.
  • Slowly, bring your hands beneath your buttocks.
  • Press your elbows on the floor, while arching your spine.
  • Hold your position of about 30 to 60 seconds, while breathing normally.
  • Slowly exhale and make your body to rest at the prone position.
  • Repeat this for about 3 times and keep short intervals of 15 seconds each time.
  1. Savasan (Corpse pose):

This is the easiest yoga pose. Most probably it is done at the end of the yoga session when all the poses are performed and you need to start the relaxation session.

Savasan                                                   Source: http://bit.ly/1N4f1Gp

How to do:

  • Lie down in prone position.
  • Keep your feet together.
  • Allow your hands to rest on either side of body, palms facing your body.
  • Close your eyes.
  • Inhale and exhale deeply, and make your body relax completely.

Having a perfectly toned body is a bliss for any women and nowadays, almost everyone is being conscious about their body and weight (which is a good sign by the way). Yoga is the easiest and the most perfect way to have a great physique.You also need to remember that yoga is a regular practice and it needs patience too. But the results will be eye catching, you could be really sure of that. And as they say,healthy soul makes home a healthy body, so it is the time to get one for you. What we ask from you is just to follow the above Aasanas and be ready to see yourself in shape; and this time in a “perfect one”.

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