The ancient art of Yoga is a useful way of staying at the peak of health. It is an ancient art of staying fit, both physically and mentally. The yoga benefits are widespread and they are being discovered even today. The benefits include physical, mental, emotional, spiritual, good mental health and natural healing.
For obese people Yoga is specifically beneficial. Specific yoga poses are available not only for losing weight but also losing weight from specific areas, e.g. the waist or thigh or abdominal areas. Yoga helps tone toning of muscles and obtaining flexibility. Yoga helps to shed excess fat through burning calories, improving metabolism, and encouraging a healthy lifestyle. The benefits may not be instantly visible, but it is an excellent long-term approach to losing excess fat and maintaining it. Along with it Yoga creates many other positive changes; it improves self-esteem, increases mental clarity, reduces stress, and improves flexibility and increases strength and balance.
To compliment the physical exercises it is important that healthy eating habits are developed. A healthy diet is all about eating the right thing in the right quantity. A Yoga diet ensures the input of proper nutrients. Healthy eating habits make people feel fitter and cleaner. Although the Yoga Diet is not a diet in the common sense of the word, it helps one to lose considerable weight by just eating only healthy foods. Following the basic rules of Yoga Diet alone makes one feel better.
The three main components to the practice of Yoga are: breathing, concentration and posture also known as asanas. All three components work together for achieve specific objectives. Breathing techniques, also known a pranayama, is aimed at bringing more oxygen into our blood stream thereby improving the efficiency of our system. Breathing techniques go hand in hand with the various asanas.
Some of the common Yoga postures include: The Bow posture (Dhanur-asana), Wheel posture (Chakra-asana),One-legged posture (Ekapada-asana), Half Spinal Twist posture (Garuda-asana), Cobra or Snake posture (Naga-asana), Hero posture (Vira-asana), Cow face posture (Gomukha-asana), Plow posture (Hala-asana), Hand-foot-big toe posture (Hasta-pada-angusta), Fish posture (Matsya-asana), King of the Dance posture (Nataraja-asana), Lotus posture (Padma-asana), Turned Side-Angle posture (Parivritta-parshvakona), Wind-releasing posture (Pavana mukta-asana), Locust posture (Shalabha-asana), Corpse posture (Shava-asana), Accomplished posture (Siddha-asana), Shooting bow posture (Akarna dhanur-asana), Half Moon posture (Ardha Chandra-asana), Restrained angle posture (Baddha kona-asana), Half Spinal Twist posture (Ardha Matsyendra-asana), Child posture (Bala-asana), Salutation posture (Anjanaya-asana), Lion posture (Simha-asana), Scorpion pose (Vrischika-asana), Headstand posture (Sirsha-asana), Sun Salutation (Surya-namaskar), Mountain pose (Tada-asana), Shoulder stand posture (Sarvanga-asana), Camel posture (Ushtra-asana), Powerful posture (Ugra-asana), Diamond posture (Vajra-asana), Tree pose (Vriksha-asana) and the Triangle pose (Trikona-asana).
Yoga for obesity is the safest and the most reliable way to healthy life. Yoga postures complimented with Yoga diet is probably the most efficient way of not only burning fat but also keeping it away for the rest of our lives.