For Weight Loss Presented by Yogacharya Dr. Ananda Balayogi Bhavanani International Centre
for Yoga Education and Research at Ananda Ashram, Pondicherry, India.
Director: Seenu at Yatra Multimedia, Auroville.
Obesity is a public health problem and is a major risk factor for numerous
conditions such as diabetes, hypertension, heart disease and osteoarthritis. Obesity occurs
as the result of imbalance between the food energy intake and the energy expenditure of the
body. Yoga helps to reduce weight though the adoption of a healthy life style that includes
aspects of dietary control along with the various Yoga techniques that are designed to burn
up the excess calories and redistribute body fat in a healthy manner. Yoga also helps
correct the numerous psychological conditions that may be causing the excessive weight gain
such as depression. This presentation deals with Surya Namaskar, an important Yogic practice
for the neuro-endocrine system along with the important Asanas, Pranayamas, Kriyas and
relaxation practices that can help reduce appetite, improve digestion, speed up metabolism
and produce psychosomatic relaxation.
Section 1: Jattis – Basic Warming Up Practices Practices done from standing, sitting
and lying down positions
Section 2: Aruna Surya Namaskar: The Sun Salutation
Section 3: Practices Done From Standing: Hastha Kona Kriya, Trikona Asana, Uddiyana Bandha
and Agnisara Kriya Asana and Paschimottana Asana.
Section 5: Practices Done From Lying Down: Pav an Mukta Kriya, Eka Pada Uttanpada Asana, Dwi
Pada Uttanpada Asana, Shirasa Uttana Asana, Jatara Parivritta Asana, Nava Asana, Bhujanga
Asana and Dhanur Asana,
Section 6: Topsy Turvy Practices: Sarvanga Asana, Janu Sirasa in Sarvanga Asana and Hala
Section 7: Pranayamas For Weight Reduction: Surya Nadi Pranayama, Kukkriya Pranayama,
Sheetali Pranayama and Kavi Pranayama.
Section 8: Yogic Relaxation: Kaya Kriya
Section 9: Schedules For Weight Reduction.
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