Can You Lose Weight with Yoga? | THE TRUTH + TIPS

Can You Lose Weight with Yoga? | THE TRUTH + TIPS


Yoga is known for it’s calming
meditative benefits both on and off the mat but a bigger question that comes to
mind can yoga help you lose weight? stick around we’re gonna talk about that in a little bit {struggle bus} Hi Everybody It’s your girl Amanda the buzzed coach I am an online health accountability coach helping women to lose weight and to lived a more fulfilled life if you’re new to my channel please be sure to LIKE this video and to subscribe to my channel so if you’re anything like me you love the idea of yoga in comparison to the high stress high anxiety-inducing workouts that you’re normally used to seeing at gyms and I totally get it you want to become fit for the rest of your life but you don’t want to have to constantly dread your workouts or feel like you’re about to die in an asthmatic attack So the real question is here is yoga a viable choice when it comes to weight loss? so I decided to do some research I scoured the internet looked at articles and YouTube videos to find an answer to this question and from my search I’ve discovered that this particular question is a controversial one among the yogi community but I did find a common thread there are two types of yoga to really be thinking about here you got the one form of yoga which is
meditative yoga so yoga that is purely meditative in nature like asanas pranayama and hatha just to name a few while they do have enormous mental
wellness benefits they do not directly help you to lose weight and then there’s the other type of yoga which is the intense yoga yoga that is
more intense like vinyasa flow and Ashtanga have more movement and flow to
them so when yoga is used in this manner it does help you to directly lose weight
and change your body composition your heart rate is up you’re sweating your muscles are getting toner your strength is building you’re creating
more fat-burning mechanisms in your body and these are essentially the
ingredients for weight loss now I do want to unpack what I mean by yoga INDIRECTLY helping you lose weight for the most part yoga in all its forms brings mental clarity and a deeper connection to yourself both on and off the mat meaning you are less stressed out and better able to make decisions that are good for you throughout the entire day and what that looks like is you’re less likely to stress eat your mood improves you can commit to your
workout schedule you become more consistent you reduce the overall stress
levels in your body when your body is super stressed out essentially the hormones in your body are telling your body to hold the fat reserves because
you’re in some sort of danger and you have to get through that situation whereas if you are less stressed there’s less of a reason for your body to hold onto the fats best of all yoga helps you to intrinsically love yourself and to feel good in your own skin out of everything that I’ve ever done in my
health journey being able to fully come to terms with how my body looks and how I feel in my own skin has been a major game changer for me so even though some forms of yoga may not directly help you lose weight you make better choices for yourself and you’re in the right state of mind thereby allowing you to be more consistent at losing weight so just doing yoga alone and not changing your diet is not gonna help you lose weight you will not lose weight if you don’t change your diet! so whatever type of yoga you decide to use be sure that you pair that with a
clean diet and you know what it’s just nice it goes to show that you don’t need
to be doing high-impact, sweat-inducing exercise like CrossFit comment below if you’re scared to death
of those type of workouts I like to do the more meditative portions of yoga but at the same time add in the heart pumping exercises that help to tone my muscles and help me lose weight effectively over time so what I personally follow is a yoga program called “3 Week Yoga Retreat” where yogi beginners just like me can effectively learn the basic moves and master them over three weeks with trained yoga professionals “3 Week Yoga Retreat” can be found on Beachbody On Demand which is an online service
provided by the company Beachbody and offers a plethora of different types of exercises ranging from high intense cardio to yoga and different formats
in between so if you want to try the “3 Week Yoga Retreat” for FREE for 14
days just be sure to click on the link in the description below and it’ll take you right there so if you found this helpful please be sure to LIKE this video and to subscribe to my channel so that you can see more interesting fitness tips and questions from me in the future