Jan 10, 2015: Yoga is mainly popular for weight loss but it is suprising that yoga can help to gain weight also. Regular and dedicated practice of yoga, along with a nutritious diet, can heelp you to transform yourself from being underweight to be the proud owner of a healthy figure.
People with low body weight have weak immune system with a tendency to catch several infectious diseases. Being underweight can lead to various complications like heart disease, blood vessels disease and increased risk of osteoporosis. Here are some yoga pose to gain weight.
1.Yoga breathing: Control your breathing through counts that will rejuvenate your mind .This yoga will help you to remain stress free and to get good sleep these both benefits will help to gain weight.
2. Matsyasana (Fish posture): Best way to gain weight ,This yogic posture stretches almost every portion of the body and helps in overall growth.Lie on your back on the floor with your knees bent. Inhale, lift your pelvis slightly off the floor, and slide your hands, palms down, below your buttocks. Inhale and press your forearms and elbows firmly against the floor. Next press your scapula into your back and, with an inhale, lift your upper torso and head away from the floor. Then release your head back onto the floor. There should be a minimal amount of weight on your head to avoid crunching your neck.
3.Suryaved pranayam: People who are underweight can greatly benefit from this pranayam as it enhances both physical and mental strength. Sit on Padmasana/Sukhasana ,Stretch the left hand with out any bending and keep on left knee.Close the index and middle fingers of the right hand. Keep rest of the fingers opened. Block the left nostril with right hand’s ring finger. Take long breath through right nostril and hold.Then, block the right nostril with the thumb of right hand and exhale through left nostril. Now inhale through left nostril and hold.Block the left nostril with right hand’s ring finger and exhale. Again inhale through right nostril and hold.
4. Tree Pose: Stand with feet hip width apart.Take a deep breath into your diaphragm.Pick up your right foot, bend it and place it against your left thigh in a slow and steady motion. Allow your body to transfer your weight to your right leg. Put your hands together in a prayer pose and raise them together as high as they will go.Hold the pose for at least a minute. Breathe deeply.Repeat on the opposite leg.
5.Sarvangasana : This is a basic pose and improves the functioning of the thyroid gland, thus ensuring better metabolic rates. This, in turn, aids in gaining weight. Lie down in prone position.Exhale deeply and now, while inhaling, lift your legs until they are perpendicular to the ground. Exhale and simultaneously raise your waist while pushing your legs backwards beyond your head.Support your waist with your hands and hold the asana for 30 to 60 seconds while breathing normally