8 Ways yoga can help you lose weight
Today I want to tell you about a very interesting topic, which affects many people. I want to tell about obesity, and how you can help the yoga diet .
The combination of healthy eating and regular practice of yoga, gives some amazing health and weight loss results.
Most of the time that fat is not simply a matter of more calories than are expended ingested. Often it is just a symptom of serious underlying causes. If any of the 8 areas that I speak to you below is unbalanced, it may be the main cause of weight gain.
Through the practice of yoga you can address these problems, so that will not help the yoga diet alone, but also visibly improve your health.
1. Stimulates liver life force
The liver has many essential functions. It is a powerful detoxifier and cleanser. Purifies the blood. Processed fats, both good and bad. If the liver is healthy and strong you can do a good job for you. It gives you energy by storing glucose and taking coenzyme Q10 that feeds your muscles. Certain yoga postures stimulate the life force deeply liver, which results in optimum performance.
The best positions for the liver are mainly push-back:
- Bhujangasana (Cobra)
- Dhanurasana (Bow Pose)
- Chakrasana (wheel)
- Ardha Matsyendrasana (Media twisting of the spine)
2. Activate the thyroid gland
The thyroid secretes a hormone that regulates metabolism. One of the main factors that determine if we have a high metabolism that burns a lot of fat is whether our thyroid gland is active or not. Many people suffering from weight gain is hypothyroidism ( “hypo” meaning low). There are certain postures that help to correct this dysfunction:
- Sarvangasana (candle)
- Matsyasana (Fish)
3. Create a good pH balance
If the body is (low pH) too acidic, then the body will try to protect the acid by fat storage, to serve as a stopper. This is extremely dangerous because visceral fat (type within organs and blood vesicle) accumulates inside the veins and arteries, narrowing the passage available for the blood and gradually obstructing the activity of the blood vessels. As a result, the heart is forced to work too hard just to maintain blood circulation. If this continues to happen then the heart is exhausted and a heart attack occurs. This is known as arteriosclerosis. Therefore the pH balance of the body is very important. The ideal pH balance is approximately 7.35. And most people who struggle with their weight have it too acidic.
Some of the best positions to increase alkalinity are:
- Paschimottanasana (The clamp)
- Janushirasana (Head on knee)
4. Finding the right balance between the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous system
Many of the bodies of people who are overweight are under a tremendous amount of stress. Your nervous system is under pressure from the lifestyle they have chosen.
If the nervous system is under tension, then it sets it to a chain reaction in the body. The body has to be relaxed and calm. This requires finding the right balance between the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous system.
Best yoga postures for this are:
- Savasana (corpse)
- Viparita Karani (legs on the wall)
5. Activate the internal heat in the nervous system
In the practice of yoga it creates heat in the body through the internal heat generation during practice of the postures and the time we are there. This automatically makes the body feel warmer. One way to achieve this is by drawing chin to your chest forward bends, which lengthens the femoral nerve and spinal nerves. This heat is removed deep fat burning and surface.
The best positions for this are:
- Paschimottanasana (The clamp)
- Anjaneyasana (Crescent Moon)
- In both positions, actively leaning head down.
6. Move the body tightly
Any yoga position that requires you to stay activ @, will help you lose weight. This is because the muscles are active tissue consuming fat as fuel. If you build strong muscles, you consume your fat stores, even when you’re resting. That’s why the work force is very good at yoga to lose weight .
Balancing postures on the arms are excellent for this. Even basic poses balancing on the arms are very good, because often all muscles are involved, not only in the arms or shoulders, but also your abs and legs.
Some excellent positions for this are:
- Bakasana (Raven)
- Click Mayurasana (Feathered Peacock)
- Tolasana (Balance)
- Chaturanga (Table)
7. Achieving good heart rate
Many people think that speed up the heart rate jogging is the best way to lose weight. Research shows that a stressed nervous system will be even more exhausted, leading to adrenal fatigue. Best for weight loss is to accelerate the heart rate suddenly, and then let down again accelerate and let down. This can certainly be achieved through intelligent practice of yoga.
From a standing position at the front of your yoga mat, make two slow rounds of Surya Namaskar (Sun Salutation) and then returns to stand up and connected to the heart with palms together and eyes closed just a moment. Then repeat again, maybe now with a slightly faster pace. A few more rounds like this and you’ll get your heart rate at an optimum level without the fatiguing effects of jogging.
8. Colon cleansing
Many people have food stuck in your colon, causing swelling of the abdomen. Severe swelling may seem obesity. Eventually, if left untreated it can poison the blood and leads to disease.
There is a saying, “diseases begin in the gut”. There is certainly some truth in that. Some people who eat a lot of meat or struggling with bowel constipated certainly should not do any of the inverted poses, because the putrid blood reach the higher organs and may cause mental disturbances.
Colonic irrigation may be beneficial in these cases. Free water chemicals such as sodium fluoride and chlorine is essential, because water helps remove residues but chemicals dumped in most public water supplies will end up with a good part of the intestinal flora , so should be avoided. Buying a water filter good quality is an excellent idea.
There are many yoga postures, mudras and bandhas that cleanse the colon. Many are for the advanced practitioner. Some of the most basic ones are:
- Utks’epa Mudra – do first thing in the morning upon waking
- Agnisara Mudra (activating the fire, Agni)
Some of the most advanced are:
- Mayurasana (Peacock)
- Nauli kriya
All positions and suggested practices should only be practiced on an empty stomach and under the guidance of a yoga teacher. If done daily, correctly and consistently, in conjunction with the habits of good food, it will return to balance body and mind and health practitioner quickly restored.
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I hope this has been helpful article today. Now you know how you can help slimming yoga, and also you can give it to others who need it.
Always keep in mind that yoga goes beyond a series of postures you can lose weight. Yoga is the union of body, mind and soul with the universe. Yoga is a lifestyle that will make your life a light source and welfare. This is what I talk about in my Slims With Awareness Program, I invite you to see from this link.
A big hug for you,