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Sculpture Your Body

Aug 9, 2015 Contributed by: Charlotte Dodson

Sculpture your body

Define, tone and sculpt your body into shape, just in time for summer! Lose any extra pounds you gained during those winter months, and get toned so you can both feel lighter and build self- confidence. Practicing any type of yoga will build up strength, but you need to ensure you raise your heart rate enough (over a prolonged period of time) to make yoga a form of exercise that will help you to lose weight. It all depends on what type of yoga you choose to participate in, and how frequently you practice it. In order to lose weight, you must eat a healthy selection of fresh food, and burn calories by doing exercises that raise your heart rate on a regular basis (two-to-three times per week).

Maintaining a routine, and practising a powerful, dynamic sequence of yoga movements, are two good places to start. Even practicing 20 minutes on a daily basis will soon add up to hours ( and then weeks ) of physique-sculpturing workouts that will make you look and feel fabulous. So try not to brush a short practice aside – with just a little bit of effort, done often and consistently, you will keep building strength, massaging your organs, trimming your tummy, and toning your whole being.

Yoga is a well-being investment that your ‘being’ will be truly thankful for – but how can yoga help you sculpt your whole body while aiding you in losing those added extra kilos? Yoga can help reduce weight because it has no ‘break-down’ metabolic side effects within your muscle tissue. It ensures that you will become proportionate to your own body weight, in accordance to your height and lifestyle.

Yoga acts on the metabolic systems of your body as well as on your fat cells. As you breathe deeply while assuming every pose and movement, it increases the oxygen intake to the cells of your body, including the fat cells – which are ‘consumed’ in the presence of so much oxygen. Also, the practice of yoga can de-stress your mind-body connection, and help you to overcome anxiety – a major cause of overeating. Some of the yoga poses can help control your weight through stimulating your lethargic thyroid glands, thus increasing their hormonal secretions, which leads to weight reduction.

Also remember that yoga is a practice that works your whole being, not just the ‘physical’ side. It will feed positivity into all areas of your mental, emotional and spiritual life, and you’ll reap the rewards of a toned, lean body shape as an added bonus. There’s no time better time to “jump in” than the present moment, so lets begin!

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