How can yoga help you lose holiday weight?
Who doesn’t love a little extra delicious feast, especially when it’s sub-zero temperature outdoors? The Holidays are one time of the year it’s okay to let go and indulge guilt free! But now that the new year is here, if you’re thinking about shedding that extra weight, we have the perfect answer for you - Yoga!
One of the healthiest and a sustained way to lose weight, yoga not only sheds the extra calories but also improves metabolism and muscle strength. Weight management is one of the most important aspects of overall health. A combination of the right diet, lifestyle and physical exercise helps to lose extra inches, as well as maintain your weight.
What style of yoga is good for losing weight?
Vinyasa yoga, in particular, is a dynamic and fast paced flow of asanas that works on the upper and lower body as well as the abdomen. While it is one of the most effective practices for weight loss and weight management, it is important to keep a few points in mind:
- Take precautions, such as practicing only if your knees, back and neck are free of any pain or injuries.
- As it is a Vinyasa sequence it must be done in a continuous flow. However, if you’re tired, pause, take a break and restart.
- Start with one round (20 minutes practice), and slowly increase to two or even three rounds to increase the impact.
Take a look at this Vinyasa yoga sequence by Shvasa.
Additional tips on yoga for weight loss
The journey might be challenging but with regular practice and the right support, you will begin to see phenomenal results. Practice with a Shvasa teacher to get regular support and to do it the right way.