Yoga Classes & Weight Loss in San Antonio, TX
It seems like there is a weight loss solution, pill, or program around every corner. With so many options, it can be hard to know what activities are right for your weight loss goals and fitness level.
Yoga is a great option thanks to its ability to help you build a better awareness of how your body feels and how your mind receives signals from it.
While it is true that yoga doesn't burn as many calories as other exercises, yoga has many benefits other than weight loss. These can include:
- A greater awareness of the body's needs and functions
- Increased flexibility
- Increased strength
Yoga exercises conducted under the guidance of a trained instructor can help stimulate your internal organs to improve their function and help you live a healthier life. With over 900 cataloged yoga poses (also called asanas), Yoga has been shown to stimulate the liver, thyroid gland, nervous system, and colon leading to detoxification and better general health.
Request more information on how Yoga can help you achieve better health and lose weight: call (210) 361-0581 or contact David A. Ramos, M.D. online.
Yoga for Weight Loss
One of the best aspects of a yoga workout is the ability to modify poses for your fitness level. If you have a knee, wrist or shoulder injury, your teacher will be able to help you find an alternative way to work out without causing pain or risking further damage to the area.
During yoga, you use your own body weight for lifting and challenging your muscles. That means you build a lean, proportionate body without the bulk associated with lifting heavy weights. This results in healthy weight loss, faster metabolism, less stress and better overall health.
Types of Yoga for Weight Loss
There are many types of yoga that range from beginner to advanced. Here are a few types to consider:
- Anusara: Great for beginners who want to learn poses without being pushed too far. You are encouraged to work at your own level.
- Ashtanga: This type of yoga came to the U.S. in 1975 and has been a foundation for many since. Great for weight loss and cardiovascular health, you will move from one pose to another with each inhale and exhale. Ashtanga is more intense, and better for participants who have had a beginner class.
- Power: This aerobic-style form of yoga was adapted from Ashtanga and will really challenge your muscles, make them burn and help you lose weight. You'll be sure to sweat and build strength.
Yoga classes for weight loss vary depending on the individual teacher. It's important to find one that is a right fit for your needs.
Request yoga and weight loss information now: call (210) 361-0581 or contact David A. Ramos, M.D. online.
R Family Medical Group
Address3110 Nogalitos St.
San Antonio, TX 78225
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