10 Hot Yoga Poses That Certainly Will Melt Your Fat Away

Hot Yoga is becoming more and more popular due to its posture exercises that systematically move oxygenated blood to one hundred percent of your body, to each organ and fiber. Thus, it will restore all systems to healthy working order. Moreover, it is beneficial for a proper weight, muscle tone, vibrant good health, and it will melt any fat your body has.

These poses are specifically designed to warm and stretch muscles, ligaments, and tendons, in the order in which they should be stretched. Below is the list of my favorite hot yoga postures:

1. Half Moon Pose

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Stand in a normal straight pose with both feet touch with each other;
Keep both hands together closer to the chest with palms slightly pressed towards each other;
Inhale and raise arms straightly upward with palms slightly pressed towards each other;
Now steadily arch the body on either left or right-hand-side by placing arms together lined with neck and head as much as possible and retain this posture by keeping the knees straight;
At last, exhale steadily and get yourself to initial posture;
Repeat the same process on other side and avoid bending on the front side of the body.

2. Hands to Feet

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Stand on the floor in an upright position with your hands held loosely at your sides;
Lift your hands straight up and allow your palms to lightly touch each other;
Exhale and stretch your arms out while slowly bending at your waist;
Keep bending until your hands reach your toes. Your chin should come in contact with your knees;
Slide your fingers under your toes and hold this position for 5-15 seconds;
Exhale and bend downwards from your hips until your hands reach your toes;
Hold the toes with your hands and remain steady, trying to relax.

3. Awkward Pose

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Stand straight with your feet slightly apart;
Inhale and raise your arms perpendicular to the floor;
Exhale and bend your knees, trying to keep your thighs as parallel to the floor as possible;
Keep your thighs parallel to each other and push down on your pelvis towards your heels;
Firm your shoulder blades against your back and keep your spine lengthened;
Stay in this position for 30 seconds to a minute, while breathing evenly.

4. Standing Bow Pose

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Bring your hand out, palm facing the ceiling;
Without flipping your hand pick up your foot, from the inside, at the ankle;
Reach your opposite hand to the sky, palm facing forward;
Slowly begin to kick your leg back and up as you lower your upper body down;
Make sure to keep your hips level and your bottom leg straight and engaged;
Continue to kick slowly until you begin to feel challenged;
Hold there for a few breaths, and see if you can kick a little more.

5. Balancing Stick

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Keep arms with the head the whole time;
Keep thighs contracted;
Distribute weight evenly on the standing balancing foot;
Pull your stomach in, this will help keep the alignment of your spine safe.

6. Standing Separate Leg Stretching Pose

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Start with the feet together;
From here take a big step out to the right, approximately four feet;
Point both feet forward and stop the feet from sliding out by turning the toes in slightly;
Engage the quads and inner thighs;
Keeping the legs straight and arms out to the side;
Bend forward from here;
Keep lengthening the spine forward, feel the weight in the toes and draw the shoulders away from the ears to encourage a long, straight spine;
Grab the heels from behind stepping on all ten fingers;
Keep looking on the floor in between the feet to keep the spine straight;
Keep the thighs super engaged to stretch the hamstrings safely;
Work the core to support the lower spine.

7. Triangle Pose

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Start by standing straight;
Separate your feet comfortably wide apart;
Turn your right foot out 90 degrees and the left foot in 15 degrees;
Align the center of your right heel with the center of the arch of your left foot;
Ensure that your feet are pressing firmly into the ground and the weight of your body is equally balanced on both feet;
Inhale deeply and as you exhale, bend your body to the right and downward from the hips;
Keep your waist straight;
Raise your left hand straight up into the air;
Extend your right hand down towards the floor;
Keep both arms in a straight line;
Rest your right hand on your shin, ankle, or the floor outside your right foot;
Stretch your left arm toward the ceiling in line with the tops of your shoulders;
Keep your head in a neutral position or turn it to the left, eyes gazing softly at the left palm;
Make sure that your body is bent sideways and not backward or forward. Open your chest to the sky;
Focus your gaze and stay in the pose for 5-10 breaths.

8. Standing Separate Leg Head to Knee Pose

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With the feet together, raise the arms up overhead, form a steeple grip with the hands and step the right leg three feet to the right;
This time the right foot turns out 90 degrees and the torso, hips, arms, and head follow;
Turn the left foot in approximately 45 degrees to keep both hips squared forward;
Tuck the chin into the chest, keep the arms and legs straight;
Round down from the hips until the forehead touches the right knee;
Bend the right leg until the forehead touches the knee;
The left leg and arms stay straight and the hands can separate on the floor to balance;
Keep the belly lifting to round the spine and work on straightening the right leg;
Align the hips by twisting them to the right to square the hips to the floor;
Keep the eyes open, keep breathing and remember the chin stays tightly tucked into the chest;
Come out of the pose by keeping the arms straight by the ears and round up slowly, abdominal muscles engaged;
Turn to once to face forward, turn again to face the left leg, and repeat left side.

9. Fixed Firm Pose

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Sit in the kneeling pose with the knees close together, legs bent and buttocks resting on the lower legs and heels;
The toes are crossed and touching each other;
Slowly bend backward, supporting the body weight using your arms and elbows, till the back of the head touches the ground;
Arch the back and rest the hands (palms) on the thighs;
The elbows will continue to rest on the ground to support the weight of chest and abdomen;
Breathe normally and deeply in a rhythmic manner;
Close the eyes and relax all the muscles of the body;
Remain in this position, as long as it is comfortable.

10. Camel Pose

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Begin the asana by kneeling on your mat and placing your hands on your hips;
Keep your knees and shoulders in the same line, and the soles of your feet facing the ceiling;
Inhale, and draw your tailbone in towards your pubis. You must feel the pull at the navel;
While you are doing that, arch your back;
Gently slide your palms over your feet and straighten your arms;
Keep your neck in a neutral position;
Hold the position for about 30 to 60 seconds before you release the pose.

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