Yoga is a form of exercise that dates centuries back. It is a way of exercising that focuses on not only the body but also the mind and not forgetting the soul. It has been wholesome practice since its inception. wholesome, in that it touches the inner and outer being of anyone who practices it. Yoga is derived from an Indian language word ‘yug’ which may refer to the one’s own awareness in union with the universal nature. It is very important to note that the practice is not a religion rather a science of well-being, youthfulness and of integrating the body, soul, and mind. It originated from the Indian culture and was also associated with our health and also making one feel younger and youthful despite advanced age.
Health is a major priority for many in this generation. So many people are having overweight issues due to the tight schedules and lack of time to exercise and lose some weight. Day in day out, people are consuming junk foods and have no time to remove the extra fat in their bodies. Moreover, attending gym classes to exercise and lose weight may consume too much time for some people or even be too expensive. Here yoga comes in very handy as it is time-saving and cost effective. Yoga has positive effects on our breathing, by refreshing the breathing rate which in effect enhances the metabolism rate and makes the heart beat rate more effective. Once one receives healing from the inside, the outer body will in turn regenerate healing on its own.
Some of the yoga techniques you will learn may involve body twists and other poses that fortify muscles and thereby facilitating weight loss. Moreover, yoga helps in strengthening one’s bone skeleton on top of aiding ease of stress and anxiety. Yoga involves a technique called, the warrior pose. This technique works on one’s arms and legs including the thighs. This yoga technique is also a great enhancer of blood circulation. Another technique when practising yoga is the triangular pose. This one straightens the side of the body, strengthening the body arms and thighs as it involves upward stretching.
Finally, another technique during the yoga is the upward plank. It works extensively on one’s back, shoulders, spines, arms, wrists, and also works on the muscles. It also enhances the functioning of the respiratory system. Yoga for weight is definitely effective in terms of results and time saving and cost effective.