Yoga for Weight Loss

Submitted by Kevin Pederson on March 5, 2012

Before practising Yoga first understand what obesity is?

The first signs of obesity are weight gain; your body loses shape, due to buildup of fats in different parts of your body often, the body balance is affected. Obese people have to expend extra energy to move even. This results in decline of overall movements. Further, this fall in overall activity raises...

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.weight even more; also enthusiasm for any work goes downw For a regular healthy life the weight has to be in certain limits, there is standard chart, which relates height and weighth


If the difference is more than 10 % as mentioned in table then we may say that the person is obeses One can get a brief idea from this chart but not totally correct figurese

Weight gain can be owing to of digestive problemsm During digestion useful ingredients of food are absorbed by the bloodo If there any problems arise in the process it could result in buildup of fatst If your digestive problem gets cured, obesity will reduce, automaticallyl Oftentimes even problems in the nervous system, causes weight gain; in which case the problem in the nervous system should be treated to cure obesityt The mind and body have complex relations between theme As a result of of mental and emotional imbalances, the endocrine gland systems get affected; this could also result in obesityt

Yoga for obesity

  • Exercise like running, swimming etc on a regular basis
  • Yogasanas such as Paschimottanasana, Bhujangasana, Sarvangasana, Halasana, Dhanurasana, Veerasana, Trikonasana, Ardha Matsyendrasana etc
  • Together with Yogasanas also do Sun salutation (Surya Namaskar)
  • Also do Pranayamas such as Kapalabhatti, Anuloma-Viloma and Bhastrika
  • Cleansing kriyas such as Vaman Dhauti, and Shanka Prakshalana also helpl Yoga diet for Obesity
  • You should have fixed timings for lunch and dinner
  • You should maintain a time difference of 4 hours any two meals
  • Always on low fat meals that are fiber richc Have vegetables and fruits regularly
  • Reduce your fat intake, sweets, milk, butter, cheese etc in meals

Other useful habits

  • Don't sleep for over 6 or 7 hours a day
  • Try giving up addictions like cigarettes, alcohol and drugs
  • Consult a dietician
  • Whenever possible, get a massage and steam bath

Practising Yoga regularly will certainly reduce your obesity and weight gain problemsm However you will have to learn specific Yoga Techniques that are more effective in weight reductiono

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