Many times, you have heard the word ‘Yoga’ in your life and wondered how performing some different postures or asanas can keep you healthy and fit. Yoga is basically a word came out of Sanskrit, which is meant by keeping one’s physical and spiritual bond strongly together. Yoga is an early practice and its roots belong to ancient period. If you doubt about the health benefits that is achieved through yoga, then you are surely mistaken.
Look after your body, or you will have nowhere to live.
If you want to lose your weight but do not like going to the gym or working out early in the morning. Here is a solution for you through ‘YOGA’. Yoga is a hidden gem that needs to be practiced, polished, and giving out extreme importance. There are several benefits of performing yoga in daily life from a health point of view and most importantly it can help you shed weight.
Let’s have a look at different ways of Yoga to shed some extra pound and feel happy.
Creating the right pH balance:
If you have issues regarding acidity, then you are likely to gain weight more than a normal person. Having low pH refers to the acidic body, and for protecting itself from acid your body will start storing fat. This increases the ratio of heart attacks because your heart has overworked maintaining the blood circulation in your body that makes it exhausted. You can overcome this issue by using some different postures of yoga like Paschimottanasana (as asana also known as seated forward bend) and Janushirasana (head to knee pose). These postures help increasing alkalinity in your body.
Activating the internal heat in the nervous system.
Another way to lose weight through yoga is to create internal heat in your body by doing some postures like Anjaneyasana (lunge) and Paschimottanasana (seated forward bend). This way automatically makes your body warm and can be achieved keeping your chin draw towards chest in frontward bends. This posture will create warmth in your body by creating nerve tension.
Activating thyroid gland
Active thyroid gland helps to regulate our metabolism. If our thyroid is active we are more likely to burn fat, but if it is inactive we are prone to gain weight than normal people. People who have hypothyroidism suffers more of gaining weight. There are different postures in yoga such as Sarvangasana (shoulder stand) and Matsyasana (fish pose) to help you shedding your weight by activating your thyroid gland.
Stimulating and strengthening liver:
A liver is said to be the most important part of your body. It performs many functions like purifying your blood, processing fats of both bad and good types. If it is functioning healthy, it can discard bad fats and keep good fats work for you. You can strengthen your liver function by doing some yoga postures like Bhujangasana (cobra pose), Chakrasana (wheel pose) or Dhanurasana (bow pose). These intensive postures help your liver to function at its best.
Get your heart rate up.
Many people have a misconception that jogging is the only way to lose weight. However, researchers deny this idea of losing weight. Jogging makes your never system more fatigued which is already suffering from stress. The only way you can get rid of weight by doing a posture like Surya Namaskar (Sun Salutation Pose). This posture helps your heart rate going up for a short time and then dropping it right down, again getting up then down. This is really a good technique to lose weight instead of jogging and tiring yourself.
The above ways should be practiced with an empty stomach or before taking any meal. The right time to perform yoga is in an early morning.