Studies have shown that being over-weight can speed up the ageing process and put you at a higher risk for diabetes, hypertension, stroke, joint degradation, back and knee pain, osteoarthritis and much more.
Besides minimizing the risk of these health issues, there are several other benefits of shedding those extra kilos.
Better quality of sleep: Our diet has a direct impact on the quality of our sleep. Cutting down on high sugar, high fat and simple carbs will ensure a better quality of sleep and of course, trim your waistline!
Decrease pain in your joints: Being overweight puts extra strain on your joints especially knees. Inflammatory factors associated with being over-weight can aggravate the problem.
Losing those extra kilos will instantly relieving stress from the joints.
Relieves stress: The food that increases your weight, like carbonated drinks, fatty food will also induce stress. A healthy diet with added exercise will not only reduce weight, but it will also relieve your stress.
Get respite from seasonal allergies and colds: It is believed that being overweight puts a strain on your adrenal glands and the respiratory system which could trigger allergy symptoms
Food will taste better: There are studies that suggest that the hormonal changes that take place during weight-loss may change the way the taste buds react to different food. With weight-loss and exercise your craving for unhealthy food will also come down.
Better memory: Experts have found that cutting down on food that has a high amount of sugar and tweaking your diet with healthy food will not only help weight-loss but also make you alert and sharper and help you remember things better.
Better skin: High fat and sugar in your food will make your skin break out and age faster. A healthy and balanced diet with a regular exercise program will help in your weight-loss and give you glowing skin.
We are often asked, CAN YOGA REALLY HELP TO LOSE WEIGHT?
The answer is yes. Yoga can absolutely help to lose weight and tone your body if that is your goal. Yoga will not only help in losing weight but also help your mind focus on the decisions and process of losing weight.
A committed yoga practice along with a healthy, balanced diet will definitely help you lose weight. In Yoga, we believe that our bodies are made up of three layers of energy – the body, mind and soul. They all have a direct impact on each other. When one layer is weak or unbalanced, the others will also become unbalanced. For example, if your mind is under stress, you might resort to emotional eating, feel tired or lethargic or lose your focus. The best part of Yoga is that it transforms you (not just your body) from the inside. It builds self- awareness that gives you the ability to be fully present and enjoy the strength and capabilities of your mind and body. It is only in this state that you truly lose weight in a healthy way and also sustain it in the long run.
Yoga offers an array of asanas with a variety of physical benefits along with detoxification. This helps to lose weight effectively as it removes the accumulated waste products from your system.
Our Power Yoga and Vinyasa flow Yoga is a perfect combination of cardio and strength training. These energetic Yoga sessions will not only help you burn fat and build muscle tone, but it will also improve your flexibility, balance, strength and endurance. In short, Yoga is a great way to drop weight and get your body and mind in shape!
However, before you embark on a weight loss journey, it is important to understand the factors that may have contributed to the weight gain like dietary habits, stress, hormonal or metabolic disorders. A balanced routine will help detoxify your system, balance the Vata, Pitta, Kapha – the biological energies found throughout your body and mind, relieve stress and improve the
quality of sleep, all of which aid in weight loss.
At YogUrja, we have a modulated a special weight loss regime which is a combination of Yoga and naturopathy. Our sessions will combine Asanas, Pranayama, Mudra and Bandha along with dietary and lifestyle guidance to complement your efforts on the mat.
Call us for an introductory session with our experts!