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Loose Overweight And Obesity With Top Yoga Asanas

Jul 15, 2019

Overweight and Obesity may be two different things, but if you recently checked your BMI or Body Mass Index, you will find out that being overweight is not really too far away from being obese. It is quite pressing that obesity is one of the problems people around the world have to deal with; and, it is a health issue that not only affects adults but children as well.

What are the causes of obesity?
To better understand the problem, you have to become more familiar with the things that cause it. Some of the main culprits behind overweight and obesity are found below.

  • Eating patterns – Different people have different patterns of eating. Poor eating habits lead to becoming overweight. One example would be skipping meals. Lots of people skip breakfast when it is actually the most important meal of the day. Such a practice can lead a person to binge eat; and, this habit is actually one of the most common causes of becoming obese. Eating too fast is another habit that causes it since it can make you eat more than you need.

 

  • Poor choice of foods – Even if you eat lesser than your friend, if you eat foods that are high in sugar and simple carbohydrates, then you would most likely end up weighing more than him in just a couple of months. Eating unhealthy foods is definitely one way to become overweight.
  • Lack of physical activity – The more you eat and the lesser calories you burn, the more chances you will have in becoming obese.

 

  • Lack of sleep – When your body does not get enough rest to recuperate, it would go into survival mode, in which it would try to preserve its stored calories and fats, making you gain weight even more.

 

  • Other causes are genetics, medications, diseases, and psychological factors.

Overweight and Obesity should not be taken lightly since it can lead to a lot of different and even bigger problems, most of them pertaining to your health. High blood pressure, heart disease, diabetes, sleep apnea, respiratory problems, joint problems, and cancer are some of the ill effects of obesity. With that, it is imperative that certain steps be taken as soon as possible in order to solve or prevent it.

Yoga and Obesity
Studies have been conducted on the positive effects of Yoga on a person's weight and overall health. Although it has always been known that Yoga indeed has a lot of benefits to offer, some people may not be aware that weight loss is actually one of them.

How can Yoga help with Overweight and Obesity?
This question is probably the first thing you have in mind when you read about Yoga and obesity. Read on, so you become more enlightened and consider this option in cutting down your weight.
Here are 4 things pertaining to weight loss that Yoga can help with:

  1. Stress relief – Studies have shown that stress is also one of the leading causes of weight gain. This is because lots of people turn to food as their comfort whenever they encounter stressful situations. Aside from that, when you become stressed, it would also keep you awake at night, making you burn less fat and increase your waistline. With certain Yoga patterns, such as Yoga Nidra, you will have a better quality of rest each night. This is a relaxing routine, which is why it would also help you become sleepy earlier. With lower stress, you get better sleep, putting you on the right path to lower down your weight.
  2. Mindfulness – There are certain aspects of Yoga, such as the mental and spiritual aspects that deal with improving your mindfulness. This simply means that your awareness would go up on a number of levels. When you have improved mindfulness, you become more aware of the foods you eat. In other words, you become better in resisting unhealthy foods and also avoid binge eating. When you are more in tune with your body, it would help you realize you have eaten enough sooner.
  3. Burning of calories – While it may be true that Yoga is not a physical activity that can be considered the same as working out or aerobics, there are certain Yoga routines that are actually more physically demanding than others. More intense types of Yoga include the Vinsaya, Power Yoga and Ashtanga. Such routines may not be as intensive as weight lifting, but the constant movement you will have to go through will definitely help you burn more calories to lose weight.
  4. Improve flexibility – Practicing Yoga regularly can greatly help in improving your body’s flexibility. At first, you may find certain poses challenging, especially if you have to deal with some extra weight around your tummy. If you do it on a daily basis, your body becomes more flexible, making you more capable of going through the routines. Moreover, your improved flexibility would make you more comfortable doing other physical activities, which in turn would greatly help you in attaining your goal. The more you practice Yoga, the more energetic you become; and the better it is for your body.

Starting with Yoga
Researching about Yoga studios in your place can be done by simply by launching your internet browser and going to Google. Asking your friends about it can also help a lot. Do not forget to check out the reviews and forums that discuss studios you are considering visiting very soon. Make sure to check out teachers and instructors first before enrolling yourself. Keep in mind that there are Yoga studios that focus on solving overweight and obesity more and it may be wise to consider them since after all, it is your main reason why you are thinking about doing it.
With Yoga, not only would you be able to solve overweight and obesity, but it also offers you a way to meet new friends. Make sure to commit yourself in losing weight, be disciplined and do not forget to combine Yoga with proper diet so you will see the changes in your body in just a few weeks’ time.
 

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