In a recent article on Yahoo Sports, 10 yoga poses were highlighted as ways to boost the metabolism, and since we are huge fans of yoga in general, we wanted to share them!
Yoga works to increase metabolism by building muscle – without the need for weights or resistance bands!
Here are the poses shared in the article:
Twisted Chair Pose – This aids in increasing circulation, works all the muscles in the body and awakens internal organs, the article stated. It also improved digestion!
Locust Pose – This back bend builds muscles in the lower back and legs, while increasing energy.
Bow Pose – Another back bend that can help with anxiety, fatigue and minor back pain, according to Yahoo.
Eagle Pose – This pose builds lean muscle in the legs, and also helps with digestion and increased concentration.
Crescent Lunge Pose – With this pose, you will increases the heart rate, tone the legs and stretch the hips.
Bridge Pose – This pose massages the thyroid gland because the chest is moved up toward the chin, the article explained. The thyroid creates the hormones that control metabolism, so this can help the body burn more calories.
Plow Pose – As an inversion pose, this raises circulation in the adrenal, thyroid and pituitary glands.
Shoulder Stand – Another inversion and similar to the Plow Pose, with similar benefits as well, the report stated.
Fish Pose – This pose relaxes the body by opening the neck – where many people carry stress.