The National Health Interview survey concluded that people who took up yoga as a practice where more than 40 percent likely to start eating healthier. It shows that this type of lifestyle change and fitness regime is ideal for those seeking an effective and long-lasting weight loss solution.
While most people think of yoga as a relatively sedate, gentle form of exercise, there are more energetic varieties of yoga, with flowing, powerful movements. Such disciplines of yoga combine sequences of poses into a flowing routine. Yoga is relatively popular in America. Statista.com says that in a 2016 survey on fitness, 37 percent of 31 respondents on Facebook said they did yoga several times a week.
Power yoga is perfect for those who want to practice the discipline for fitness and/or weight loss purposes. It helps to make necessary lifestyle changes towards health and improved fitness. This connection influences how one eats, and what one consumes on a regular, daily basis.
Here are some ways that power yoga can help with successful weight loss.
1. It Increases Mindfulness
Yoga provides an intensive core-conditioning regime. It also, however, increases conscious awareness and respect for self, and this has ramifications for both well-being and weight control, according to professionals. Beth A. Lewis, Associate Professor at the University of Minnesota School of Kinesiology in Minneapolis, confirms that most yoga practices influence weight loss. However, she emphasizes that this is not in the ‘traditional sense’ that we link physical exercise to weight loss.
She explained that typically weight loss occurred when a person’s calorie intake was less than their caloric expenditure.
Yoga might burn fewer calories than other forms of exercise such as running and walking. However, it increases mindfulness and improves a person’s relationship with their body. As such, the yogi starts to make better food choices and decisions concerning their bodies. Mindless habits, such as wolfing down all-you-can-eat plates of food are replaced with controlled, thoughtful eating, resulting in a slimmer body.