Can You and How to Lose Weight with Yoga? – Part 1
Can You Lose Weight with Yoga?
How to Lose Weight with Yoga?
You can absolutely lose weight with yoga and there are enormous advantages to using yoga for weight loss over other artificial means and methods. In this 2 part series I am going to first discuss why yoga is good for permanent and safe weight loss, and then, in the second part of the series, I am going to give you a great set of yoga exercises for burning fat and losing weight.
The set in part 2 is going to become part of the free online yoga classes here on Mastery of Meditation and Yoga. The current weight loss program that is already available there, uses the excellent Online Yoga Exercises for Healthy Weight Loss Exercises Set, and this upcoming set will give you more choices and variety in selecting an effective yoga for weight loss program.
The great thing about the set in part 2 is that it is designed for those who are overweight or obese, and thus, can be used by those who are new to yoga or severely out of shape. Don’t think for a moment that this means the exercises are not going to be effective. These yoga exercises are tried and tested techniques for effective weight loss, and are part of various yoga therapy programs around the world. More about this set in part 2 of the series, but for now let me go over why you should choose yoga to help you achieve your weight loss goals.
This list of reasons is really quite long, but let me just point out the top five reasons why you are better off using yoga to help reduce weight, as opposed to being suckered in by all the other quick weight loss gimmicks, pills, gadgets and diets out there.
Top 5 Reasons to Choose Yoga for Weight Loss:
1. Better Overall Health:
Losing weight by doing yoga, also conditions all the internal organs and systems, in addition to getting rid of the excess fat. This means that not only will you lose the weight, but as you continue your practice, you will find yourself getting more and more healthy and fit. In addition, you will enjoy all the profound benefits that yoga bestows, and not just the weight loss aspect.
You can read about these enormous benefits of yoga in the following articles:
Top 10 Health Benefits of Yoga
7 Rapid Benefits of Kundalini Yoga Practice
2. No Bad Side Affects:
Always remember that the body has a blue print of perfect health and always tries to return to this state. You should always try to work with the body, in it’s efforts to return to perfect health. Yoga and Ayurveda (the Indian holistic science of life and longevity) are designed to do just this. On the other hand, when you use chemical, surgical or other such quick fixes, you tend to not work holistically with the body, and even as you are fixing one problem, you tend to create many more. So using Yoga for weight loss is the best way to intelligently and naturally lose the weight and help the body return to optimum health.
For more on this concept, you can read the following article:
3. Permanent Weight Loss with Yoga:
Experience of the yoga therapy programs to treat obesity have shown that weight lost from yoga therapy has proven to be permanent. This is certainly not the case when you use chemicals and other gimmicks. The weight lost by those methods tends to return in a hurry once they are discontinued. This is not the case with yoga, as long as you maintain at minimum, a healthy diet as prescribed by Ayurveda.
These diets are almost always a part of the treatment in general, and these diets are such that they can be maintained comfortably throughout one’s life. They are not extreme or unreasonable diets. You can read more about such a diet in the the following article:
Healthy Ayurvedic Diet to Burn Fat and Lose Weight
So when you use yoga for weight loss, the body is gently brought back into alignment and underlying causes for the weight gain, whether they are emotional or bio-chemical, are also resolved. Also, since yoga works with the body to achieve optimum health, the excess weight once shed is no longer regained when the yoga is stopped. I would though recommend continuing the yoga practice if you can, so you can continue to obtain all the other benefits that such practice bestows.
4. Yoga Weight Loss Solution is for Free:
Why pay for a solution, that is going to create bad side affects and not going to work in the long term anyway, when you can have a successful weight loss solution from yoga for FREE. You can no longer make the excuse that yoga classes are expensive, etc, etc, because on this website, they are all free. If you see the online classes page, you will see the thousands of readers who have taken and benefited from these classes. So I don’t see how you can go wrong here. Not only do you succeed in your weight loss goals, but you get all the additional benefits of yoga, and you get it all for free .
5. Extreme Exercise is Not Necessary:
You will see from the upcoming yoga set in part 2 of this series that even gentle yoga exercises done with moderate effort are good enough to put you on track to meet your weight loss goals. So you don’t need to undertake an extreme fitness regiment. Such regiments are generally short lived anyway and can be injurious to the body. Yes, when doing yoga in this sensible way the weight loss is not going be happen overnight, but you can expect to consistently lose about 5 pounds a month safely and naturally, without doing any harm to your body or mind.
So stay tuned for part 2 of this series where I will be detailing for you one of the best yoga sets for losing weight safely and permanently.
Why spend for weight loss? When you can do it at home. Run.Walk.Jump.Squat. Move for thirty minutes everyday, and you’re good!
Yoga has got to be one of the best ways to lose weight quickly. Especially good for getting rid of stubborn bits because of the whole body movements.
Anmol advices to please start off all exercises gently and not incorporate breath of fire or the other vigorous breathing techniques until later in your practice.
All good wishes,
As with every fitness program, one has to exercise caution. Here are some good guidelines for yoga practice. Beginner Yoga Guidelines.
Thank you so much for your positive comment. It is a pleasure to hear that the weight loss yoga exercises have made a difference.
i started with the Yoga exercises for weight loss today. Did the first 6 exercises from arm raise to archer stretch.
later during the day felt uneasy and unsteady. Just 2 months ago I have started taking medication for BP. I dont have any angina problems. Please guide advise if I have done something wrong. Any precautions.
man i love you, this hole day i searched your site for weight lose (and i found good stuff:) and i awaited your new post and then you make this one, i am happy, thx :)
bad side effect can exist if u dont do the exercices correct.