From the CD
For Weight Loss
Presented by Yogacharya Dr. Ananda Balayogi
Bhavanani International Centre for Yoga Education
and Research at Ananda Ashram, Pondicherry, India.
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
Section 1: Jattis
– Basic Warming Up Practices Practices done from
standing, sitting and lying down positions
Section 2: Aruna Surya Namaskar: The Sun
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
Section 6: Topsy Turvy Practices: Sarvanga Asana,
Janu Sirasa in Sarvanga Asana and Hala Asana,
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.