Yoga for weight loss
Sadie Nardini, Life Stylist, Ultimate Wellness Expert, & Founder of Core Strength Vinyasa Yoga helps you to lose weight, maintain a fit body, detox, and feel absolutely amazing, with these 6 types of yoga there really is something for everyone!
To detox mind & body, Sadie says try:
1. Ashtanga (or Astanga)
‘Ashtanga is physically demanding as it involves synchronising breathing and a progressive and continuous series of postures . This produces a purifying sweat that detoxified muscles and organs resulting in better circulation, flexibility and stamina.
To tap into your inner gymnast try:
2. Dharma Mittra
‘Dharma Mittra is a very physical sequence that involves a lot of balancing and twisting. It feels quite athletic. These sequences are a little different to other types of yoga and more intense; I recommend you try this if you are advanced at practicing yoga.’
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To relax & restore try:
3. Hatha (also good for total beginners)
‘This is the first type of yoga I tried. I always feel it’s the gentlest form of yoga, making it a good one to start with . It uses postures (asanas) and stretches in combination with the breath to develop flexibility & relaxation. It brings balance, strength and calm.’
Suitable for a range of age groups, male and female, yoga for weight loss could be your ultimate introduction into using yoga regularly.
To improve posture and patience try:
‘Iyengar teachers believe that one day their students will be able to attain perfect poses through constant practice, and that , once they have created the balance in the body, it will be reflected in the mind. It uses a lot of props – blocks, bolsters, chairs, pillows and straps.’
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To move , sweat and flow try:
‘Jivamukti is a vinyasa-style yoga, meaning alignment of yoga and breath. Classes are physically intense and have a theme, explored through yoga scripture, chanting, meditation, asana (postures), pranyama (extension of the breath) and music. Jivamukti is ideal for a good work out for body and mind.
To breathe your way into spiritual awareness try:
‘The word kundalini refers to the coiled energy of the root chakra, which surrounds the base of the spine. The principle behind Kundalini yoga is that by freeing this area, we can unleash the potential that lies within the energy centre. Kundalini can be quite intense and challenging and is a spiritual style of yoga.’
Have you found your yoga for weight loss yet?
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