Yoga has been known to heal the body in myriad of ways, but one of the most surprising results is how it assists with weight loss. And it's not just by sweating off pounds on the mat. Discover how a regular yoga practice can help you not only drop pounds and stick to a diet, but also find more self-love no matter what the number on the scale.
Relax and Unload
Yoga Journal Medical Editor Timothy McCall reveals how yoga helps get those pounds off by lowering stress levels, increasing awareness, and teaching you to stick to a long-term plan.
Most people understand how a vigorous, calorie-burning vinyasa practice can help you lose weight. But new research shows that a restorative practice - where you just relax - is a huge asset to weight loss.
For a radically different approach to weight loss, start not with diet and exercise, but with connecting to yourself.
An Honest Meal
The yogic practices of satya (truthfulness) and mitahara (moderate diet) help one woman overcome emotional eating, and gain control of and respect for her body.
The Dosha Balancing Diet
The Ayurvedic approach to eating allows us to make intelligent food choices, avoid cravings, and satisfy our hunger.