The true essence of yoga is strengthening the body, tightening the muscles, increasing the flexibility and reducing the level of stress.
It is performed through a series of yoga poses, called asanas that balance, strengthen and detoxify the body. The following 14 yoga poses will help you tone, strengthen, detox your body and lose weight.
1. Surya-Namaskar (Sun Salutations).
This is both a physical and spiritual pose that includes pranayama, asana, mantra and meditation. This pose is a set of 12 yoga asanas that are performed in a rhythmic and synchronized sequence. It brings the body and mind together.
2. Uttanasana (Standing Forward Fold).