Yoga As An Aid To Weight LossWritten by Roy Thomsitt
Yoga is wonderful for nurturing a state of mental and physical well being . It promotes a balanced and healthy lifestyle, and yoga techniques can be applied also to removing excess weight, thus bringing you an extra benefit, that is if being overweight is a problem to you.
Practicing yoga will increase your metabolism. An increased metabolism leads to an increase in calorie burning process, so combining yoga with a calorie burning program may bring you excellent results. Of course, use of yoga is no rapid weight loss method. Used over a period of time, though, it can bring good results. If you keep to rigours imposed by yoga discipline, you should gain a holistic, long term solution to balance your life style and help you reduce and prevent any surplus weight. In addition to losing weight, you will also experience an increased ability to concentrate and focus, higher resistance to stress factors, and overall a healthier way of life.
Let me just explain a little more about how yoga will benefit you. Your metabolism is regulated by thyroid, a component of endocrine system. The thyroid is responsible for chemical processes in your body that transform food into energy. Yoga uses a series of twisting poses that stimulate work flow of internal organs, thus boosting metabolism. This in turn burns more calories, and reduces your body weight. Improved local blood circulation is another direct effect of use of yoga postures, which leads to a healthier, more energetic body. When calorie intake is lower than calorie output, your body will start burning fat cells to acquire necessary energy. A perfectly healthy and strong metabolism takes this process even further, and you may well see better results than traditional weight loss formulas.
To stimulate metabolism, various back bends and forward bends are used. Poses that affect neck area, where thyroid gland is situated, are particularly helpful if weight problem is caused by a hormonal imbalance. These poses can be those of camel, rabbit, plow, bridge and shoulder stand. Moving quickly between a series of poses can accelerate process. To those who are well overweight, some of bends may prove to be a difficult. If you fall into that category, don't despair. You should gradually increase difficulty of postures until you have confidence to go to more complex exercises. This is not a test or a competition; you need to be relaxed and at ease, and just do what you can. Each time, you will probably find it that much easier, and you can do a little more.
How To Look ThinnerWritten by Roy Thomsitt
There is no need to worry too much if your weight loss programme is going along slowly. That is often case. If you want to give yourself a boost, though, and at least look thinner, there are a few tips that may help you. There is no harm in a bit of illusion, especially if it can boost your confidence. Here are just a few of tips:
1. This one is for women, as make-up can be a friend in this illusion of looking thin. It is a special tool that can make some changes in favour of a thinner looking you.
a. A good tan can make you look thinner! Stay in sun or go to a beauty saloon, and use a tanning lotion, or whatever it takes to tan your skin. If you use a tanning lotion, use more under cheeks, as coloured areas will look deeper. That will make your face look thinner than it really is.
b. The use of a lot of eye make up can make your eyes bigger. The bigger your eyes look, smaller your face will appear to others.
c. Pay attention to your eyebrows, for same reasons as in b.
d. You can even make up your legs; yes, really, why not? Put a vertical line of oil on middle part of your legs, so that it makes your bone shine. You will find that your legs, due to extra shine, actually appear a bit longer!
2. This next trick works well both for men and women. It has to do with manner in which you arrange your hair. The more volume you give to your hair, better it will be for making your face look smaller. Once done, try to remember to play with it from time to time.