Does yoga help with weight loss?

Yoga can be a great tool for weight loss! Here are 4 reasons why:

1. **Stress relief**: Practicing yoga can help reduce stress levels, which can prevent overeating due to stress. By focusing on your breath and body, you can calm your mind and reduce anxiety. This can help you make better food choices and avoid emotional eating.

2. **Mindfulness**: Yoga can help you build a habit of mindfulness, which can lead to more mindful eating. By paying attention to your body and your food, you can become more aware of your hunger and fullness cues. This can help you eat more intuitively and avoid overeating.

3. **Reduced cortisol**: Yoga can help reduce cortisol levels, which is a hormone that is associated with stress and belly fat. By reducing cortisol levels, yoga can help you lose weight and reduce belly fat.

4. **Improved digestion**: Yoga can help improve digestion, which can lead to less constipation and bloating. Certain yoga poses can help stimulate digestion and improve gut health. This can help you feel more comfortable and energized, which can help you stay active and burn more calories.

Note that while yoga can help with weight loss, it is still important to be mindful of your overall calorie intake. If you practice yoga every day while your calorie intake exceeds your burned energy, you may still gain weight. For some people, the combination of aerobic exercise and strength training with yoga is the most effective for weight loss.

At ONE OM ONE, we offer private yoga classes where you can have 100% of the teacher's attention. If your goal is to lose weight, tell your teacher so. She'll create a yoga flow that's most helpful to achieve your goal. The key is to keep going long term, not just for a week or two. We're here to support you on your weight loss journey! 🧘‍♀️🧘‍♂
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