5 Yoga Poses To Eliminate Flabby Arms

Yoga teaches us to cure what need not be endured and endure what cannot be cured. You don’t have to spend hours at the gym pumping iron to get those lean, sculpted arms we all dream about. Many people are surprised to learn that yoga can be an excellent exercise to tone the arms and shoulders. Certain yoga poses require you to hold the burden of your own body weight, leaving you with some serious guns.

Note: Stay in each pose for 5 – 10 breaths.

Cobra posture (Bhujang asana)

Bhujangasana

So how do you do this pose?

Lay on your belly with your legs straight out and your hands should be placed under your shoulders. Breathe in through your nose slowly and raise your upper body with your arms, try bending back as far as you can go but leave your head straight forward. Stay in this position for 30 seconds. Go back down to the beginning pose and stay there for another 30 seconds. Repeat this five more times. Make sure to take a break after each repetition for 15 seconds.

NOTE: If you have an ulcer, hernia, back injury or you are pregnant, do not do this exercise.

Downward Dog

downward

How to do this exercise?

Get into the downward dog position. Bring one as close as you can to your chest now  raise that same leg into the air. Bring it back down the starting position and repeat with other leg. Perform as many Reps as you can in one minute.

Dolphin

dolphin

How to do this pose?

Come back into a plank pose, then lower down to your forearms, making sure they are parallel to one another and shoulder width apart. Slowly begin to step your feet in toward your face, continuing like you would to downward dog. Lengthen your tailbone away from your pelvis and continue to press your forearms actively into the ground.

Board (Kumbhakasana)

Kumbhakasana

How to do this exercise?

Place your hands and knees right underneath your shoulders and hips. Tuck the toes under and start to step your feet back in order to extend your legs behind your body. Then look ahead of your palms so your neck and spine are aligned.Your body should form a straight line from your head to your heels. Make sure that your hands are flat on the ground and your fingers are spread apart. Stay in this position for 30 seconds but for better results. You should repeat this exercise 5 more times with a break of 15 seconds after each turn.

NOTE: Do not perform this exercise pose if you have high blood pressure or any shoulder or back injuries.

Chaturanga

chattaranga

Keeping your elbows directly over wrists, slowly lower your body down to hover a few inches above the ground. Keep your back flat and don’t let your chest drop or sag. Your elbows should be hugged along your ribcage at a 90-degree angle.

NOTE: It is recommended to do these exercises early in the morning in order to boost your metabolism.

 

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