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We often blame our food intake for gaining weight, and therefore, end up changing our diet, joining the gym, buying expensive workout equipment and so on, to lose weight. We hardly think of practicing yoga which requires no equipment but just 20 to 30 minutes of your time every day.
This ancient Indian practice of performing asanas is the answer to all your queries regarding weight loss. It can be practiced at the comfort of your home, at your own suitable time without wasting money on expensive gym membership.
Practicing yoga is mainly effective for weight loss, because even though yoga involves physical movements, it doesn’t work the way traditional physical exercises works. Traditional exercise forms needs to control your calorie intake, but yoga helps in increasing mindfulness in an individual which makes a person more aware of what and how much they’re eating.
Usually, people tend to overeat when they’re stressed, but practicing yoga helps combat stress and, in turn, helps us in keeping a tab on our food intake. Yoga might not be a high-intensity exercise, but it allows you to have a total body workout with the help of its different forms of asanas or yoga postures. It not only helps you burn your extra calories, tone your arms, flatten your belly, strengthen your muscles and bring your body to shape, but also helps you in attaining peace of mind.
Yoga postures like Ardha Chandraasana, Vrksasana, Trikonasana, Veerabhadrasana, Bhekasana, Setu Bandhasana, Dhanurasana are some of the most efficient ones for weight loss. There are many videos on YouTube that can help put these asanas to practice. Make yoga a part your routine and weight loss won’t be a problem anymore.