Saturday, 9 January 2016

7 reasons yoga is perfect for weight loss

Our first step towards weight loss is to get enrolled in fancy gyms or hire a dietitian but more often than not we ended up exhausted, frustrated and defeated. We never try to introspect the disconnect which lies within.

The catchy and toned physiques at the treadmills, weight rack, dietitian clinic stimulates us to believe that weight lifting, running, strict diets are the sole gateway for sound body.

We often overlook that weight loss is just as much a mental and soulful experience as it is physical. Aligning your mind, body and soul is the key to sustainable health. Yoga, unlike other exercises, has unique power to heal you mind, body and soul.

With that spirit, and in the spirit of the New Year, here are 9 ways in which yoga can connect the disconnects and helps you loose weight.

1. Improves your flexibility

Improved flexibility is one of the first and most obvious benefits of yoga. On your first day, you will not be able to perform many of the asanas but once you are committed towards yourself, you'll notice a gradual loosening, and eventually, seemingly impossible poses will become possible. Belly fat and side fat will eventually fade away and soon you will find yourself loosing inches.

2. Disconnect from distractions

We often get drifted away with varied information floating on the internet and start chasing the people's opinion. We forget that each individual is different in itself. Yoga disconnects us from the others and connects us to our inner self. Instead of looking at other people and what they are doing to lose weight, yoga supports a quiet state of mind, so we can make decision that are best for us. 

3. Build muscle strength

Our body weight has two components, fats weight and muscle weight. Regularly yoga improves the ratio of muscle weight over fat weight. Moreover, muscle strength protect us from conditions like arthritis and back pain. When we build strength with yoga, we balance it with flexibility.

4. Perfect your posture

Perfect posture is akin to a perfect body. Recent studies have shown yoga to improve posture, and it's not surprising that this is true. In addition to increasing body awareness, yoga strengthens the core and lengthens the spine.

5. Improves Digestion

A healthy digestive system in Ayurveda is referred to as the mainstream of our well-being. Yoga couples exercises with rhythmic breathing. Breathing brings life force into the body and cleans the body of toxic materials formed due to wrong diet, unhealthy lifestyle and accumulated stress. It improves digestion, and increase body metabolism.

6. Drains your lymphs and boosts immunity

When you contract and stretch muscles, move organs around, and come in and our of yoga postures, you increase the drainage of lymph (a viscous fluid rich in immune cells). This helps in fighting against infection, destroy cancerous cells, and depose of the toxic waste products of cellular functioning.

7. Finally make a commitment to a healthier life

After several yoga classes, your body will begin to cleanse, detoxify, and heal. As your body cleanses and detoxes, you actually retrain your brain from craving junk food to desiring more real, healthy food.

The beauty of yoga is that it can be practiced pretty much anywhere, on your own or with other yoga enthusiasts. 

We can boost-up the results by enriching our food with Superfoods like Avocado, Spnach and Green tea. Diet plans hand crafted for your needs will work out of the box with yoga. We can get all these information and much more from the Weight Loss android app.

The heart of yoga practice is abhyasa -  steady effort in the direction you want to go.