Yoga for Weight Loss

(July 25, 2008)

I am 30 years old, now my weight is around 115kg and my waist is 46. I used to jog and do some physical exercises for one hour daily but I am not getting any kind of result. Please help me; I am very thankful to you.


Following yoga as an instrument to losing weights is a good choice as yoga looks at all aspects of weight from the mental, physical and emotional angles. Yoga aids in accomplishing restraint over the mind and behavior of the individual, in addition to eating habits, thus ensuing in lasting results without any unpleasant side effects. If you have been exercising for a long time without any positive results or any decrease in weight, then perhaps it is time to investigate a little further into the matter. Sometimes certain thyroid disorders such as hypothyroid leads t additional weight increase and a thorough diagnosis in addition to primary medication for the disorder can greatly help you in shedding the superfluous weight. Other common reasons to stubborn weight loss include unhealthy eating habits, increased frustration and stress, psychological pressures, hereditary issues, endocrinal disorders, diminishing efficiencies and greater or larger emotional and mental strain.

Yoga has been known to reduce obesity in a number of cases. It plays an important role in the handling of obesity; the yogasanas help in boosting metabolism and calming mental processes. Yogasanas are simply different types of movements and poses in yoga that are effective in cutting down the fat in the various parts of the body. Some important weight reducing yogasanas include the forwards and backward bends, twists, the tree posture, the hero posture, and the swinging lotus posture. These yogasanas are known for to reduce fat around the extremities. Surya Namaskar also referred to as Sun Salutations have been known to benefit both the body and the mind. 20 to 24 rounds of Surya Namaskar every day, at a rate of 4 rounds per minute, provides the advantages of a combination of asanas as well as exercises. Regular practice of Surya Namaskar is good for the lungs increasing the breathing capacity.

Also involve a good session of Pranayama as it a vital technique in controlling the necessary energy of life. Pranayama acts as a medium for the management of bodily energy. The different types of Pranayama such as the Kapalbhati, the Bhasrika and alternate nostril breathing techniques have been known to have splendid effects on people with excess weight. Correct breathing improves the lungs' capacities and assists in the burning of fat. In addition to exercise incorporate a healthy eating pattern. A prescribed selection of foods consisting fresh green leafy vegetables, fresh fruits adds to the reduction of the fat composition in the body thus improving your stamina.

Submitted by C D on July 25, 2008 at 05:23

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