Stretch and flex the whole body with yoga; stay in shape
Kapal Bhati pranayama helps lose weight effectively
According to Ayurveda, it’s not about reducing weight. It’s about breaking that tendency to gain weight. And in order to do that, one needs a new lifestyle altogether. Yoga and ayurveda can help you achieve that.
Before we discuss how to lose weight, let's understand why we have ended up with excess weight. Weight gain is the result of leading a lifestyle where you take in more calories than you utilize.
On way to weight loss with yoga
meet your weight loss target
Sun Salutations and Kapal Bhaati pranayama (breathing technique)
lead the way to a fit body. Contact Sri Sri Ayurveda doctor and Sri Sri Yoga
teacher to create a proper diet
and exercise plan for yourself.
With all the conveniences of modern life, such as washing machine, car, or computer, we do not use as many calories as we did just a few decades ago. Another big player in the weight gain game is diet. Modern lifestyle includes an abundance of packaged food with appealing food aromas, food colors, spices, refined products and even addictive ingredients. No wonder we find ourselves facing the weight-gain dilemma. How can yoga help us get out of the vicious cycle of taking in more calories than we burn? Listed here are some of the benefits of doing yoga for weight loss:
Yoga can give you the energy and enthusiasm to create your weight loss plan and more importantly the inner strength required to stick to the plan. Create a strategy based on clear understanding of your problem. Get help from a Sri Sri Ayurveda and Sri Sri Yoga experts.
Yoga can support your weight loss goals by giving a healthy direction to your life energy.
Yoga postures help balance your body. Some yoga poses, when performed correctly, massage the endocrine glands and the digestive system which improves digestion.
Yoga is a natural exercise for everybody. We have been doing yoga right from the time we were babies.
Lastly, and most importantly, yoga can help control how much, how and what to eat. Regular yoga practice can give you a valuable and unshakeable body consciousness that would help you eat less and the right kind of food.
You may like to try this tasty, healthy Ayurvedic recipe during your weight-control program:
Nuoc Leo Rau Cai (Vietnamese Vegetable Stock)
Preparation Time: 1 hour
You will need:
Water - 2 liters
Sliced carrots - 1 cup
Sliced cabbage - 1 cup
Sliced celery (stem) - ½ cup
Sliced white radish - 1 cup
Salt - 1 ½ teaspoon
How to prepare:
Steam all the vegetables.
Boil water separately in a saucepan.
Add two tablespoons of ground vegetables to the boiling water and stir.
Put the remaining steamed vegetables into the saucepan.
Add salt to taste.
Stir and serve hot.
Ayurveda originated in India as traditional medicine; it balances the five elements in the human body for holistic wellbeing.
Tip 1: Carrots contain Vitamin A which pacifies Pitta. They are ideal when there is an increase in Vatta in the liver.
Tip 2: Radishes help cure heartburn. They have a soothing effect on the digestive system.
Enjoy your first steps to a more healthy and happy lifestyle. Eat right and enroll yourself to a yoga class right away. Here, you will also get the opportunity to build your own support group and make friends interested in healthy living. Find the right teacher for your level and get a lean, fit and strong body.
Dorte Larsen is a former college teacher in literature and language. Now a free-and-easy Sri Sri Yoga teacher, she has set her mind and heart on giving yoga a fun, informal and accessible touch through words and action.