For many of us, the first step on the journey to weight loss is through the gym doors. The glistening and toned physiques at the weight rack, on the treadmills, and in spin class briefly inspire us that the best way to shed those stubborn pounds is to lift heavier, run faster, and push harder. But, if this is really the key to permanent weight loss, then why do so many walk away from the gym exhausted, frustrated, and defeated in their efforts?
THE YOGA DIFFERENCE: MENTAL HEALTH MEETS PHYSICAL HEALTH
We often overlook that weight loss is just as much a mental and soulful experience as it is physical. Aligning your mind, body, and soul is the key to sustainable health, and it can often be found among the serene music and warming breaths of a yoga class. Yoga, unlike other exercises, gives you something uniquely special because helps heal your mind, body and soul. Yoga will support your weight loss transformation as you identify with what will ultimately bring you joy and happiness, and it will inspire you to “live with purpose”, which will support your decisions to become as happy and healthy as possible.
In that spirit, and in the spirit of the new year, here are 9 ways yoga will support a new relationship with your body and help you lose weight.
1. DISCONNECT FROM TECHNOLOGY
Instead of looking at other people and what they’re doing to lose weight, yoga supports a quiet state of mind, so you can make decisions that are best for your body. You will be inspired, your energy and vibration will shift, and you will begin to feel gratitude for the smallest things without needing to compare yourself to others.