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Yoga for weight loss

  1. nuuunlimited profile image56
    nuuunlimitedposted 8 years ago

    are you looking to loose weight, if you are then i recommend YOGA it changed my life...i lost 20 lbs and feel 100% better....anyone out there lost weight with yoga?



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    1. nikki1 profile image60
      nikki1posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I totally agree my friend, I love the way yoga feels. Loosens you up and you can stretch your limbs even more.

    2. clairetjie profile image52
      clairetjieposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      yeah yoga is great so silly that i started at such a late period, but it has so helped me with my back pain

    3. ceciliabeltran profile image75
      ceciliabeltranposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I lost weight only when I did it pretty intensely, then I gained it back when I slacked off. But my body was better formed. So I guess I gained more muscle.

    4. vanessa12 profile image52
      vanessa12posted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Yes, yoga is a great way to shed weight. Any other form of exercise is also good. smile

    5. caroline22 profile image51
      caroline22posted 7 years agoin reply to this

      haven't  tried yoga yet sad

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    GLORYposted 8 years ago

    Yoga is helpful in keeping weight under control.Breathing exercises are also useful in weight loss and keeping stomach flat.

  3. Sue Adams profile image97
    Sue Adamsposted 8 years ago

    Yes, yoga expands your movement vocabulary and that is always a good thing. Try the child pose with a fat belly for example, your belly will humbly retreat. The trick though, is to improve one's day-to-day movement habits so there's no need to spend extra time out exercising. I mean once you know some yoga moves, it's fun to just do them when you wake up, or at any other time when you feel like moving and breathing a little better.

  4. Cheri Schultz profile image56
    Cheri Schultzposted 8 years ago

    Yoga is for me.  I have done it for over 4 years and it can totally change your body, make it stronger, leaner and flexible.

    1. nikki1 profile image60
      nikki1posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Couldn't agree more..

  5. edguider profile image64
    edguiderposted 8 years ago

    Yoga helps allot of aspects in your health. I practice it 3 times a week and start with the salutation to the sun smile

  6. LeStar profile image61
    LeStarposted 8 years ago

    Well, Yoga is one form of exercise. When it is done together with proper eating habit, then it could be a lot better than slimming pills or any synthetic medicines that induce weight loss. But, when you think that taking artificial weight loss regiments will do then go ahead if you have the money. If you think it could be worthy to be honest in your efforts to do some exercises to sweat out and burn fat then it could be much better.

    1. multifunctions profile image61
      multifunctionsposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Yogasana work on the internal body organs and nervous system than on the muscles. when it is combined with the pranayam it also work on the circulatory system.
      so the Yoga does not decrease the fat . it is surprisingly regains your natural health and body weight. for example if you are trying Gomukhasana then if you are obese it will loosen your fat. if you are skinny it will increase your weight. the benefit of the yoga is that the body automatically maintains your ideal weight.

  7. edguider profile image64
    edguiderposted 8 years ago

    Well said LeStar!

  8. Mike Lickteig profile image89
    Mike Lickteigposted 8 years ago

    I have been adding yoga to a fitness program for about six months now.  I am hardly an expert and still struggle with a lot of gentle yoga, but I am a firm believer in its benefits.  Breathing, flexibility, and inner peace have been the primary focus of my yoga classes, but I have also lost 20 pounds in the meantime, combining yoga with fitness and aerobic training.

    1. Sue Adams profile image97
      Sue Adamsposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Well done Mike. I think that every one with a weight problem should try yoga. They will never look back. Yoga puts all your body parts in the right place and when that happens, there simply isn't any room for fat so it humbly retreats. Besides, the best part of yoga is that, unlike torturing exercise machines, yoga feeeeels so good.

  9. jackbond19 profile image55
    jackbond19posted 8 years ago

    Yes very nice post yoga are heap to weight loss or maintained  body.

  10. StephenVagus profile image56
    StephenVagusposted 8 years ago

    I was able to lose close to 100 pounds over the course of a year. It was plenty of hard work, of course. I had to make sure my diet was stable and all that, but yoga was the primary form of exercise. I'd seriously recommend it to anyone with health issues that prevent them from other sorts of activities.

  11. lawretta profile image77
    lawrettaposted 8 years ago

    thanks guys for the tips. i will try yoga out!

    1. jackbond19 profile image55
      jackbond19posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      You can try yoga but not possible to use Generic Xenical (Generic Orlistat) is a medication used by obese people for the weight loss or to maintain the weight. It is best medicine for weight loss or obesity

  12. Anamika S profile image50
    Anamika Sposted 7 years ago

    I have written a hub on Yoga for curing different diseases already. Those aiming at weighloss should practice asanas like Paschimottanasana, Halasana, Shalabhasana, Dhanurasana, Sarvangasana and Padahastasana.

  13. strutzas profile image59
    strutzasposted 7 years ago

    Yoga is one of the best way to lose weight, exercises breathing, stretch your whole body and keeping stomach flat.

  14. kalpana_1 profile image60
    kalpana_1posted 7 years ago

    Yoga postures and breathing techniques are designed to work on the metabolic rate, as appropriate to individual needs. This based on the concept of 'jathara agni'[the digestive fire] which is stoked through asanas and pranayama.  It is best to work with a qualified Yoga or Ayurvedic practioner.

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    carlashton09posted 7 years ago

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    cathrinegansyposted 7 years ago

    You need to go to therapy to find out what the underlying cause may be. it has to be more than a craving...maybe a hormone imbalance or something medically or mentally out of whack. you need to start exercising and eat fresh fruits/vegies, berries and fiber when you want to eat the junk food.

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  17. lex123 profile image62
    lex123posted 7 years ago

    Regular practice of yoga is very helpful for a healthy living, which includes weight loss too.  Yoga is a daily part of my life.All praise for yoga.

  18. jcales profile image64
    jcalesposted 7 years ago

    I started doing some yoga from the P90x fitness program. It is difficult but I know it is not the full version that everyone goes through. What I have seen is it helps to sculpt your body and provide flexibility benefits.

  19. Daniel Carter profile image77
    Daniel Carterposted 7 years ago

    Apparently it's against some people's religion. Hope they're not reading this.

  20. dpinoy13 profile image60
    dpinoy13posted 7 years ago

    since you strech in yoga do you actually become taller????