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Is using yoga the best way to lose weight? Well that depends on the person, the style of yoga we are talking about and other environmental factors that may be present.
First we must understand what it means to lose weight. For most of us it means to lose fat.
How does our body lose fat? This is what we need to understand if we are going to be successful in loosing weight.
In reality there is ONLY ONE WAY to lose weight (fat), you must use more calories then you take in. With ALL the products and marketing out there it all comes down to that one statement.
This is why diets do not really work, Yes you do need to watch what you eat, but not eating is worse for you then eating to much (I know it is not worse for your hips, but it is worse for your health). We need to have a balanced diet that gives us the nutrition we need and also keeps the calories to a manageable level. For more information on that visit my Yoga Diet page
However sometimes there are things that influence how much weight we can lose, and how effective our weight loss program can be. Let us talk about a couple of them.
A key thing to remember is that natural weight loss is very important. All the artificial products out there are not good for you almost every weight loss drug has undesirable side effects. Do it naturally and there are no side effects. All you need is Nature, knowledge and you.
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How would a yogi use yoga for weight loss? He would do it with a healthy lifestyle of course and by listening to his body. This includes a number of things. I will be including pages in this section to talk about them
Here are some of the topics I will discuss here over the next couple weeks.
Another thing would be of course weight loss through ayurveda - Stay thin with a slender waist. Ayurveda is a perfect ancient science of life; the word AYUR literally means life and VEDA the science or knowledge. Ayurveda briefly explains the knowledge of the do's and don'ts one has to follow, which favors the well being of each individual to lead a healthy, happy, comfortable and advantageous life physically, mentally & socially. Ayurveda also emphasizes "prevention is better than cure".
Remember a healthy lifestyle is made up of your Diet (what food you eat and also what supplements you use), regular exercise (yoga, weights, tai chi, karate, whatever you love, a friend even has a site about the benefits of swimming) and stress reducing activities (meditation, hobby you love, time with your family, playing video games whatever activity makes you happy) on a daily basis. This will give you not only the body you want (with tools from this section of my site) but also a happier and better standard of living. You can find some more weight loss tips on my friends site.
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This section on using yoga for weight loss is actually very important to me since I needed to lose a lot of weight after my 2nd knee injury (6 months being unable to walk without a cane will get you fat). I will be updating this site A LOT in the coming week so come back often. You can also find alot more general information about weight loss at my friends site easy weight loss tips.