“Yoga doesn’t help with weight loss! You have to sweat your ass off in the gym to get real results”
Il admit that i used to think yoga was not fast-paced enough to burn calories or possible to help you lose weight.. After practising yoga for five years i now believe it can be an effective way to ensure lasting weight loss.
When I first rolled out the mat seven years ago, I was 85 pounds overweight. I was unhealthy, unhappy, and fuelled by a passion for binge-drinking and pizza.
Yoga may appear to be just a light stretching routine, rendering it an ineffective way to lose weight and increase lean muscle mass. For those of you who already practice yoga, you know that this is a huge misconception. Yoga demands a great deal of both physical and mental strength, focus, endurance, and flexibility.
You cannot have a healthy body if the mind is overactive and unbalanced, which is the case for more people than not. Luckily, yoga has a way of balancing us. when the body and mind work in a more balanced and efficient manner. You have a real chance at success—and weight loss!
Let me explain; Without being too hippyish, yoga transforms you from the inside out—and typically in that order. When you let go of unhealthy habits and take a more positive approach to eating and exercise you can make long term changes that really do last. Lifestyle changes and healthier food choices are guaranteed to follow, resulting in weight loss. Yoga offers hundreds of asanas (postures) contained within a countless number of flows or sequences. All postures deliver a variety of physical benefits. Additionally, almost every pose addresses detoxification on some level. Detoxification encourages the purification of both the body and mind.
Although all types of yoga are effective when it comes to purification, burning calories, improving flexibility and muscle tone, calming the mind, and providing a feeling of inner peace and contentment, if your goal is to lose weight, certain practices are more effective than others.
If you want to burn fat and keep it off, power yoga and vinyasa flow are what you should be focusing on. We run a number of faster stronger classes in our hot studio such as YogaBurn & BoxingYoga which are designed to maximise calorie burn.
These are both fast-paced flows that provide the perfect mixture of cardio and strength-training. The dual combination is a potent cocktail geared toward effective fat burning and increased lean muscle mass. These two types of yoga enable the body to burn anywhere from 500 to 800 calories per hour. This is equivalent to the number of calories burned during a typical hour in the gym!
If you are serious about losing weight and getting fit, implement a 60-minute power yoga and/or vinyasa flow practice at least fa couple of times per week. Make sure to couple your practice with a good diet.Also, try not to drink alcohol more than once a month. Just one measly drink can sabotage seven days of hard work. So roll out the mat and start seeing the positive changes that are coming. to view our yoga class timetable visit www.hot-yoga-wirral.co.uk