Does Yoga really helps you with weight loss?? Nowadays as everyone is looking for a complete package, many of us have asked this question in your mind.

So when talking about yoga, regular yoga practice can influence weight loss, not in the same way as any other calorie-burning, a sweat-inducing physical activity works.

Usually, weight loss is possible when you find a balance between energy intake and energy expenditure. Even though many of these yoga practices burn fewer calories than traditions workouts, still it can trim and tone your body as well as work on your mind and spirit to help you get healthier overall.

The one great benefit with all styles of yoga is you’re tuning in to your body. It increases one’s mindfulness and the way one relates to their body. So, individuals will become more aware of what they are eating and make better food choices. Also, you get to know more about your body’s preferences and clearly understands the signals given by the body.

For example, you may avoid foods that make you feel drowsy and lethargic(processed food) and seek out for healthier options. Also, you may stop eating at once when your body signals that you are full, rather than keep on eating. Also, another common problem is stress eating.Yoga can help you reduce the stress which can, in turn, reduce your food intake. Yoga teaches awareness of the self and you can learn to differentiate between the urge to eat and the emotional impulses that sometimes drive us to eat to suppress our feelings. And thus, these can lead to weight loss.

If you really want to see some quick tremendous results then you have to be in a yoga class that challenges your body.There are different types of yoga, for example, power yoga that’s more of an exercise.

Yoga is not a high-intensity activity, but doing a one hour class takes your muscles through a series strengthening and lengthening process. Also, you have to keep on holding to a portion-controlled diet and then with all these things your metabolism goes up and eventually results in weight loss.

So if your main goal is losing weight, choosing one of the vigorous, flowing styles of yoga, such as Ashtanga, Vinyasa or Power Yoga.With a 70-90 minute class of above-mentioned yoga, you will burn a lot of calories, tone and stretch your muscles, and provide strengthening exercise for your bones.

You can start your exercise journey with these yoga poses that will help burn fat, build muscle tone, and give you more flexibility and then slowly move towards more challenging yoga routine.

  • Boat Pose (Paripurna Navasana)
  • Extended Side Angle Pose (Utthita Parsvakonasana)
  • Warrior pose (Veerabhadrasana)
  • Triangular pose (Trikonasana)
  • Upward plank (Purvottanasana)
  • Bridge pose (Setu Bandha Sarvangasana)
  • Four-Limbed Staff Pose (Chaturanga Dandasana)
  • Upward Plank Pose (Purvottanasana)
  • Upward-Facing Dog Pose (Urdhva Mukha Svanasana)