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Can Yoga Promote Weight Loss?

Can Yoga Promote Weight Loss?

Yoga could be a helpful weight loss tool for you!

You’ve no doubt heard of yoga – the poses, the stretching, the meditation. But when it comes to weight loss, did you know that yoga is an incredibly effective tool? In fact, this stress buster and body toner is particularly efficient when it comes to developing muscle, burning fat, and becoming stronger and leaner.

How does yoga promote weight loss?
Yoga is designed to promote a number of health benefits, including:

  • Stress relief
  • Increased awareness
  • Toning and strengthening muscles
  • Burning fat
  • Increased flexibility
  • Better breathing
  • Improved circulation
  • Weight loss

Because some types of yoga are focused on active flow activities that involve working muscle groups in a fluid motion, you can burn up to 9 calories per minute.

Along with flow activities, yoga promotes presence, or awareness. By focusing on movements and overcoming the mental blocks sometimes associated with weight loss, yoga becomes an enjoyable, effective form of exercise for body and soul.

Is yoga safe for everyone?
Yoga is safe for most healthy adults of all ages, although it is recommended that those with certain medical conditions and women who are pregnant should modify or avoid certain poses.

How can I get started with yoga?
Search for resources such as videos online that will allow you to exercise right in your living room. In most cases, all you’ll need is a mat to get started. Try these yoga moves at any fitness level!

Local gyms, fitness studios, or community centers often offer yoga as part of their exercise program. Find a class and ask if you can sit in to observe a session.

Learn more about how Dr. Garcia’s program can help you reach your fitness goals by scheduling a no-cost, no-obligation consultation at our website today!

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