Yoga in general can be defined as integration with the divine. It gives both mental and physical relaxation. I personally prefer doing yoga to gym as yoga is easy to do, more convenient and give great results. The main mantra in yoga is to synchronize your body, mind and breath.
Weight Loss and yoga are proportional to each other. To lose those extra pounds and balance your shape try doing various yoga postures.
Warrior Pose:Also known as Veerabhadrasana. This pose strengthens the hands, back muscles, thighs, and legs. It helps to stretch your chest, lungs and shoulders.
On your yoga mat stand straight with your legs wide open. Now turn your right foot out by 90 degrees. Lift both your arms to shoulder height and parallel to the ground. Ensure your palms are facing upwards. Breathing out, bend your right knee. Slowly turn your head to your right. Count for 5 numbers and come up breathing in. Then breathing out, slowly bring your hands to normal position. Repeat the same for the left side too.
Bow Pose:Bow pose is also known as Dhanurasana and is so called because it looks like an archer's bow. It supports the back and abdominal muscles thus help in digestion and loose the fat in that region.