We've all heard of yoga and how great it is for our physical, mental and emotional health.
Study after study has shown that a regular yoga practice confers a broad spectrum of health benefits including reducing inflammation, relieving anxiety ad chronic stress, improving heart health and helping with weight loss. A healthy weight, in turn, lowers the risk for coronary heart disease, stroke, cancer, diabetes, arthritis and other overweight or obesity related illnesses and conditions.
Yoga aids in weight loss by:
❤ Decreasing cortisol and adrenaline, two stress hormones that are linked to weight gain, especially belly fat
❤ Increasing heart rate and internal body heat which increases the metabolic rate (metabolism) and helps burn fat
❤ Stimulating the digestive tract, which improves digestion and aids in detoxification
This infographic entitled "The Health Benefit of Yoga" beautifully illustrates some very good reasons to begin a yoga practice.
A daily yoga practice combined with a daily meditation practice is a powerful health and weight loss combination. Best of all, both yoga and meditation can be done at any time, in the privacy of your own home.
✔ What is Yoga?
✔ Yoga Starter - What's Your Style?
✔ The 8 Limbs of Yoga
✔ What is Mindfulness Meditation?
✔ The Body on Meditation