Can Yoga Help You Lose Weight?

Yoga for weight loss

Yoga is an ancient spiritual practice that is still done today. It’s a practice that helps calm the minds and bodies of people. It’s proven to have multiple benefits, two of which are weight loss and less weight gain. Here are some ways yoga can contribute to it.

Choosing a vigorous yoga style (e.g. Power Yoga, Vinyasa, Ashtanga, etc.) may help your goal of losing weight. These can tone your muscles making you look slim, burn calories, stretch and and may provide a weight bearing exercise for your bones. These classes usually lasts for 90 minutes and can definitely have a cardiovascular benefit.

While yoga may burn less calories than the traditional physical exercises, it may increase the mindfulness of a person. They soon have the ability to observe what is happening to them internally and become more conscious of the food they take in and possibly their calorie intake. Yoga practitioners tend to avoid the food that makes them feel inactive or make them experience a feeling of lacking in energy. Instead, they’ll take in the food that makes them feel amazing and pumped up.

As it is known, stress is a big factor that helps a person gain weight. Yoga can help relax a person mentally, emotionally, physically, and spiritually. When you take yoga classes, your stress levels slowly decrease and you will gain less weight.

Being overweight is an effect of a body being high in toxicity. Yoga helps tone your organs and make them work properly again. Once they work properly again, the detoxified organs (e.g. liver, kidneys, etc.) can start detoxifying your body and then you can lose weight properly again.

People saying that yoga is too tame for weight loss certainly doesn’t know about these. Surely there are more ways to lose weight or at least, keep from gaining weight with the help of yoga. Whether it’s by decreasing your stress level or increasing your mindfulness, it helps you with your weight.