How Burning Fat With Yoga Works
Losing weight is challenging not only physically, but psychologically as well. In fact, even armed with the right knowledge, many people will still fail at losing weight simply because they have not centered themselves into the understanding that they CAN lose weight.
To put it simply, many people have given up!
Yoga focusses on the mind, which may sound counter-intuitive…
“I don’t want to train my mind! I’m trying to lose weight!”
The truth is that the most important part of burning stubborn belly fat is getting rid of stubborn thoughts of self doubt.
Yoga will burn those calories right off, so long as you believe in yourself.
What makes yoga special is its emphasis on self understanding which enables you to keep moving forward towards your goal.
Stress is a leading cause in weight gain, which by now is common knowledge.
What is not necessarily common knowledge, though, is that your body may be holding on to “secret” stress, even when you aren’t in a stressful environment.
The secret stress hides in your body’s neurological holding patterns – a fancy way to say your muscle memory. Just like a piano player has muscle memory in their hands and arms, stress creates muscle memory and stores it all over your body, ESPECIALLY IN THE ABDOMEN.
If your wheels have started turning, it’s for a good reason. You would be correct in thinking that BELLY FAT is a form of stored up stress (. . . and donuts 😉 ).
How does your body get rid of this muscle memory stress? Well, these neurological holding patterns can be tough to simply “break”, however they can be REPLACED much more easily.
All you have to do is teach your body new ways of holding itself… NEW neurological holding patterns condusive to health weight loss.
Yoga is an entire system of advanced neurological holding patterns that break up both the mind’s connection to stress and the body’s negative muscle memory.
All you need is a system catered to meet you exactly where you are in order to guide you through how to make these changes.
Why You Should Lose Weight With Yoga
Using yoga to burn belly fat can be one of the most fun and rewarding ways to lose weight.
The reason why is that the word “yoga” actually has nothing to do with exercise or weight loss, but is simply translated to mean “listening”.
Do you ever feel like losing weight or burning belly fat is impossible? That’s a pretty ridiculous question, isn’t it? We have ALL felt like that and our motivation to lose weight dwindles as time goes on and these feelings get stronger.
Yoga, though, gives us the opportunity to look at our bodies in a different, healthier light. Instead of yelling at our bodies and trying to convince them to lose weight, yoga (AKA “listening”) gives us the tools to hear what our body is trying to say to us.
If we really want to get rid of fat on our bellies, it can be tempting to only look at what is going wrong with us.
I need to drink 8 glasses of water a day!
I need to make more time for exercise!
I need to stick closer to my diet plan!
When in reality, we need to listen to what OUR SPECIFIC BODY is telling us about what it really needs.
YOGA gives us the tool to do that. By slowly transitioning between the yoga postures, we can avoid injury, see better weight loss results, and feel like we know our own bodies better than ever before.
Yoga can be intimidating and frustrating, but we truly believe that’s because so few people are teaching what yoga is really about!
Fitness culture has pushed the idea that the only thing that matters is how much you weigh.
While weight loss is a wonderful goal for anyone struggling with how much they weigh, it should never be confused with being the key to true health.
This is one of the main reasons why using yoga as the tool of choice to burn calories is such a smart decision.
Yoga is a mainstream idea, so talking about it in the same way as everyone else is not what we want to do. In fact, we know from experience that so many of the mainstream notions surrounding yoga are just plain wrong.
So many people would love to do yoga as a tool for weight loss, but feel that they will never see the same results as traditional exercise.