The mindfulness and intentional relaxation practice that yoga teaches is critical to healthy and sustainable weight loss, helping to dramatically reduce stress and even promote intuitive eating practices. Research conducted in 2016, by the National Institutes of Health confirms that a Yoga practice is indeed a powerful weight loss method for interrupting obesity and providing lasting results in a naturally sustainable manner. Read the 2016 Study here:
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4995338/ In addition to noticing increased muscle tone, and positive changes in metabolism, test participants were found to shift toward "healthy" eating in three ways: 1). Mindful eating 2). Changes in food choices 3). Decreased emotional and/or stress eating Sometimes we need "all the help we can get"in maintaining our ideal weight- or even just losing the first pound toward a healthier weight. A Yoga practice helps your body find a natural balance and settle at a healthy weight naturally.