Due to the view that many men still have about yoga most don't consider it as an effective weight-loss practice. The greatest aspect of yoga is that the practice and disciplines are very adaptable. They can be used to face any challenge or tackle any problem. More men are struggling with the challenge of weight-loss. Yoga has some of the best options in dealing with this growing problem. Power yoga is a very effective practice for weight loss and fighting obesity. Other yoga styles can be very beneficial in managing and controlling your weight.
What is Power Yoga?
Power Yoga is a Vinyasa practice that is a combination of the traditional values of yoga but with a focus on fitness. It is is a very upbeat form of yoga where your body builds internal heat and gives your whole body a great workout. Regular practice will see significant increases in your strength and stamina. The effects are comparable to a good aerobics or cardio session. The benefits of Power Yoga in managing and controlling your weight are:
- Burning calories and strengthening the core
- Reducing stress and tension
- Holistic and sustainable weight management
Burning Calories and strengthening the Core
Power yoga definitely feels like a good cardio session. You lose lots of calories and work up a good sweat! This is because Power Yoga focuses on the core. It streamlines your body which builds lean muscles. This is more effective for weight loss due to increasing your metabolism. You do burn calories in a cardio session, but it doesn’t necessarily mean you burn fat. Excessive cardio actually deplete the muscle reserve. This is not ideal activity for a long-term weight loss plan. Men should look to add power yoga sessions to your other cardio exercises. Doing this helps to establish a sustainable weight loss plan.
Reducing Stress and Tension
Managing weight loss can be a cause of added stress and tension. Regular yoga will give you opportunities to relive it and let it out. Getting stressed out will impact your weight loss plan. This leads to a lack of motivation or compulsive binge eating. Through yoga you will learn deep breathing techniques that will help reset you mental disposition. They will help improve your focus and allowing you to stay calm and relaxed.
Power yoga is the most popular and effective style for weight loss. Other styles of yoga are also beneficial in helping you manage your weight. Yoga has an uncanny ability to make everything in life a little easier, including weight loss! Yoga is very effective in changing the way you think and your behaviours. If you are thinking positively about your body you will be more likely to treat it right.
Stress and anxiety can lead to a poor diet. Yoga improves how the brain controls your reaction to stress. This should lead to healthier food choices and easier weight loss. Even if you are following a good diet there will be times when you fall of the wagon. It is important not to become upset of get down when this happens. Yoga will teach you to take a deep breath and move on and not to obsess too much about your weight.
Holistic and Sustainable Weight Management
Long-term weight management is a combination of factors; diet, exercise and mental well-being. Your diet should be balanced with plenty of fruit and vegetables. Aim to consume water on a regular basis as it is great for fighting cravings.. The combination of Power Yoga and cardio exercises is a great plan for sustainable weight loss. Yoga's focus on the breath and body means it easier to stay tuned in. You mind will be able to determine if your body is craving some other activity. Simply long-term weight management is eating only when you're hungry!
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