Created for healthy mind, body and soul, traditional yoga is perfect for calming, stretching and bringing self-awareness. Although that’s yoga’s intent, many practitioners have been wondering about the effectiveness of yoga for weight loss. Certain styles of yoga, such as power vinyasa and Bikram, incorporate poses that are ideal for toning muscles and dropping pounds. Here are some poses that you should include in your practice if that’s your goal:

1). Plank Pose (Kumbhakasana)

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2). Side Plank Pose (Vasisthasana)

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3). Bow Pose (Dhanurasana)

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4). Downward Dog Pose (Adho Mukha Svanasana)

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5). Boat Pose (Naukasana)

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6). Chair Pose (Utkatasana)

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7) Bridge Pose (Setubandhasana)

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8) Head Stand Pose (Shirshasana)

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