I’m excited that you decided to join this course as I believe you will have tremendous benefit from following this style of yoga which is made up of Pranayama, Preparation, Sun Salutation, Strength, Stretching and Meditation / Relaxation. For your ease of learning I worked many hours with an amazing film producer, Ines Stephan, who produced our detailed, high quality video lessons so that you may practice and learn each pose from multiple angles.
Balancing the number of calories you expend through exercise and physical activity with the calories you eat will help you achieve your desired weight. The key to successful weight loss and improved overall health is making physical activity a part of your daily routine.
Regular exercise Yoga for Weight Loss is an important part of effective weight loss. It helps to control your weight by using excess calories that otherwise would be stored as fat as well as boosting you metabolism and lowering insulin levels. Physical activity also helps prevent many diseases and improve your overall health.
Your weight is determined by the number of calories you eat each day minus what your body uses. Everything you eat contains calories, and everything you do uses calories, including sleeping, breathing, and digesting food. Any physical activity in addition to what you normally do will burn those extra calories.
Studies show that overweight women who lose between 10lb and 20lb halve their risk of developing diabetes. For men, the risk of heart problems reduces considerably.
It may seem like these are problems to worry about in the future, but time flies by and tomorrow becomes today. By keeping your weight in the healthy range, you’re less likely to be troubled by illnesses in your later years.
Generally, we gain weight as we age. A few pounds over the years are not a problem, but people who gain more than 20lb compared to their weight as an 18-year-old will rapidly increase their risk of health problems due to that extra weight. In particular, women increase their risk of heart attack and double their risk of dying from cancer.
Yoga for Weight Loss can help you in so many ways. When I were having a mild asthma attack, a friend showed me a special yoga breathing technique that almost miraculously stopped the attack in its tracks.
Practicing yoga is a perfect way to help deal with Western cultural problems of incorrect posture, aggressive lifestyles, job stress, demanding family lives, overeating and indigestion, and stiff muscles and joints.
Again, thank you for taking this course and I hope you enjoy your practice. Please feel free to ask any questions along the way.