Can Yoga help you lose weight?
Can Yoga help you lose weight?! To be honest, it really depends why or how you became overweight to start with. Generally speaking, yoga will help you lose weight if you are overweight for any of the reasons below:
Does it matter what kind of yoga you do?
All yoga is good for your body and mind but the stronger types of yoga will encourage the body to build and maintain muscle mass. This is great because if you have more muscle, you need more calories every day so it is easier to stay a healthy weight even with some weekly treats
What should I focus on?
Yoga can help weight loss but if you are eating too much or eating too much of the wrong things then the positive effect yoga is having on your body might not be visable. The best way to lose weight with a regular yoga practice is to focus on nourishment. What kind of practice will nourish me best today? What kind of food does my body need now?
How can I set myself up for success?
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