If you are looking to burn more fat with your workouts, just doing cardio and weight training might not get you to where you want to be. Another good option is to mix up your workouts and add in some yoga. Here are some of the best yoga poses for burning more fat and helping you to lose weight.
Down Dog Split
This yoga pose is similar to a down dog pose, but it is going to have a slight variation called a split. You will start the yoga pose by getting into the downward dog position, then move one of your legs up, which helps to open your hip at the same time. Do this while inhaling a breath. Then when you let out the air by exhaling, you will round your knee close to your nose, pulling up your leg to your abdomen. Now release it and repeat with the other side. Keep doing this for about 10 reps on each leg and you will burn a lot of fat and calories from the movements.
A simple plank is a yoga pose that packs a lot of power and is great for burning more fat. Planks look simple when you see other people do them until you attempt them yourself. It really is a full-body workout that you can do just about anywhere. A plank is done by getting on your hands and knees on the ground, then lifting your body with your hands flat on the ground and your toes resting on the ground. The rest of your body is lifted off the ground, from your arms down to your legs.
The wheel yoga pose is more of an advanced pose but will also work out your entire body and help you to burn more fat. You will start this pose on your back laying on your yoga mat, bending your knees and keeping your feet off the ground similar to starting a sit-up. Your elbows should be bent, with your hands on the sides of your head. Now start moving your hands and feet at the same time while lifting your hips. This tuck motion looks like an abdominal crunch, but you are focusing on your breathing the entire time.
Try taking a yoga class like hot yoga to burn even more calories and lose weight while doing the poses.