Yoga Good for Weight Loss

Have You Tried Yoga Exercise For Weight Loss?

 If you are thinking of exercising to help lose weight you  probably think that you need to do some sort of high  cardio exercise. High cardio exercises aren’t the only  type of exercise for weight loss, yoga is one exercise  type that you might want to consider. Most people think  that yoga is slow and still and wouldn’t help you to lose  weight but is this really the case?

 

 Yoga can actually help you to lose weight as well as give  you many other health benefits. There are different types  of yoga and some are more effective for weight loss than  others. Yoga also works better if combined with other  exercises to speed up weight loss and improve your overall  health.

 There are some types of yoga that are more aerobic like and  give you a great cardio workout. With this type of yoga  you will really work up a sweat and increase your heart  rate and oxygen intake. This type of yoga still involved  yoga poses but they are done with much quicker movements.

 This aerobic type yoga is known as ‘Power Yoga’ or ‘Hot Yoga’.  Power yoga is usually done in a room that has a higher  temperature than normal so that you sweat even more.  Whether the excess heat does help increase weight loss  is a subject of much debate, but the exercises themselves  definitely work well for weight loss.

 Vinyasa yoga, also known as flow yoga, is one of the best  types to assist with weight loss. There are a number of  different yoga styles even within the Vinyasa group. For  example, Power yoga is Vinyasa yoga performed in a hot room.

 One of the most popular Vinyasa yoga exercises is the  Ashtanga yoga. Ashtanga yoga still uses the same yoga  poses that are used in regular, slow paced yoga but it  also combines some athletic movements.   

   The main difference between a fast paced yoga and a slow  paced yoga is the speed of the movements between the poses.  Also the time held in a post is not as long. So instead  of moving slowly between poses and holding the pose for  a certain time period, one would move much faster between  poses and only briefly hold the pose. The movements  between poses are much more athletic.

 You shouldn’t start out with a power yoga class if  you are new to yoga. Start off with a regular yoga  class as this will still have weight loss advantages.  Yoga will also help tone your muscles and make your  body more flexible.

 If you have never done yoga before you may find it  difficult to believe that this gentle form of exercise  will possibly help with weight loss but it really does.  When you are holding poses you are developing muscle  control and balance. When you improve muscle tone and  balance your body will burn calories much more efficiently.

 

 When you practise yoga it will also benefit you when you  do other types of aerobic exercises. As your body becomes  more flexible and your muscles become more toned and  stronger you will become more efficient at aerobic exercises.

 

 It can be very beneficial to do some aerobic exercises two or  three times a week and also do some yoga exercise for weight  loss two or three times a week. You will be amazed at your weight  loss results when you combine these exercise types.

 Article written by Peter T

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