A billionaire created every 2 days in between 2017 & 2018, says TOI report. But are we better off in terms of healthy lifestyle too? Wealth of all of us is shooting up, while health is going down.
The modern high-pressure office jobs and comfort travelling in air conditioned cars and other automobiles have replaced the traditional occupations and walking habit, that is resulting into less physical activity and more brain exertion, has become a major cause of New World Syndrome (NWS). It is a set of non-communicable diseases characterised by obesity, hypertension, diabetes, heart disease and shortened life span.
Obesity is the major driver for the widely prevalent diabetes mellitus, hypertension, cardiovascular diseases, & many cancers.
So let’s take in what I believe about how to do yoga for weight loss?
SOMETIMES, LESS IS MORE
It’s not necessarily the hardcore intense class that’s going to help, it may even hurt you if you are obese or beginner in yoga practice.
Gentle yoga is a good way to start slowly, which is crucial to avoid injuries that could immobilize you and blow all hopes for weight loss at least for a while. So, my friends don’t be fooled by yoga’s deep breathing and sometimes-slow deep poses. It can seriously trim and tone your body — and also work on your mind and spirit to help you get healthier overall.
Learn a gentle yoga sequence for weight loss regime.
GO BEYOND THE BURN
Ironically, gentle and restorative yoga help with weight loss by kicking on the parasympathetic nervous system, which regulates breathing, digestion, and hormones. By activating the parasympathetic nervous system, you’re stepping (gently) on your internal brakes, which lets everything take a rest: hormones rebalance, injuries begin repairing, and digestion proceeds normally — all of which can aid weight loss. Yoga’s weight loss benefits are both physiological and psychological. “Practicing yoga helps to increase your sensitivity to your inner signals such as hunger and cravings. So you can learn to distinguish between the urge to eat and the emotional impulses that sometimes drive us to eat to quell our feelings.
BROADEN YOUR GOALS
Think big picture — considering not only your physical body, but also your spirit. “Ask yourself, ‘Why do I want to lose weight?’” Is it for self-image, a relationship, or to boost energy?
Whatever it is, devise some related goal such as reaching a career milestone or being able to take the stairs or play with your kids without getting out of breath. Then notice your total successes as you move forward.
If, say, your goal was better health and your breathing has improved and your lower back has strengthened due to yoga — even if you haven’t yet lost much weight — give yourself some credit and keep up the good work.
EXPECT LONG-TERM RESULTS
From my experience, it has to do with the way that yoga makes you more aware of your body. Yoga practitioners also simply ate more mindfully — and had a lower body mass index – than non-practitioners. In other words, they notice when they’re full, and more easily avoid eating out of stress or boredom.
“Yoga teaches awareness of the self, which is important for long-term change. Use this higher level of awareness to help you make healthier eating choices and decrease mindless eating.”