Weight Loss Yoga for Beginners

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Yoga For Weight Loss

June 17, 2008 by  
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Weight loss seems to be all the rage today. Everywhere you turn you see another new diet that guarantees a significant amount of poundage lost in a short period of time. However, it is an unfortunate but very real fact that many dieters do lose weight at first then regain it after quitting the diet or after reaching the plateau. But there is one sure method to lose weight, and keep it off for the rest of your life. Now, you may have heard it so many times before that you are sick and tired at the very mention of it, but it’s true: the sure-fire way to lose weight is to be more active and do Exercises.

That word alone can cause reactions ranging from exasperation to outright hostility. After all, if a new diet or diet pill can guarantee weight loss without having to do so much, why engage in exercise? But that’s exactly the point: the effects of these alternative forms of weight loss are usually temporary. It helps to realize that exercise can come in a number of forms, and you can find one that can best suit you, in addition to giving you the most benefits.

Yoga is an excellent suggestion. As in all other things, what may work for some may not appeal to others. This article presents the different benefits of yoga in relation to weight loss so that it will help you decide if yoga is truly for you.

In general, exercise or constant activity is known to reduce the risk for chronic diseases such as diabetes, heart problems, osteoporosis, and even certain types of cancers. Yoga has other specific benefits that may not be available in other exercises. These are:

1. Patience, flexibility overall physical well-being. Probably you have seen how fit and trim a long-time yoga practitioner is, but they have probably started in the same shape as you are right now. In time, you will see the benefits of yoga to your whole body, including more effective immune, digestive, and cardiovascular systems, to name a few.

2. Minimal or no cost. Yoga doesn’t require membership to a gym or hopelessly complicated exercise machines. It doesn’t even require you to buy new clothes. You don’t even need a personal trainer, but it helps if you can get a guru to coach you on the proper positions. All you need are comfortable clothes and a mat to prevent slipping.

3. Mental health. Yoga has been known to calm the mind down and release stress through breathing exercises. This can provide various health benefits in the long run, since many diseases are stress-related. In addition, you will feel that you are stronger and more prepared to face the world as you gain new insights through meditation and contemplation. You will learn new perspectives that can even be life-changing.