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No experience is needed but you should be able to get up and down from the floor.
A fitness focused yoga practice to tone and strengthen, and build a positive body image that will give you the resilience to achieve your goals. The course takes place in a small, group setting.
Yoga can be an effective addition to your weight loss strategy. It’s all about choosing the right class. Weight loss goals are achieved with a faster-paced Vinyasa practice, a dynamic yoga that gets your blood flowing and your heart pumping. Yoga works on a number of levels to encourage fat burning, as it strengthens, stretches, and calms your body and mind.
Lowering stress can benefit your body as much as your mind. Yoga can help lower levels of cortisol, the stress hormone linked to sugar cravings, overeating and weight gain. Lowering cortisol not only lowers stress levels, but also encourages the body to let go of belly fat!
Holding yoga poses really works your muscles to improve flexibility and strength. Yoga helps your muscles work to their fullest potential, so you get more out of every workout.
Many yoga poses focus on the core muscles and abdominal strength. Yoga helps tone the abs, including deep abs, and helps improve blood circulation and digestion to burn excess fat.
Moving the body through a series of postures for a full 60-75 minutes is more effective than using short bursts of energy when weight loss is the primary goal. During an dynamic yoga session the cardiovascular system has to work hard, and calories burn at a fast rate.
Mind over matter
One of the biggest obstacles to weight loss is a negative mindset. Yoga helps train the mind towards a healthier thoughts. Understanding your body at a deeper level will often result in healthier choices, including better eating and sleeping habits. You will begin to appreciate all the things your body does, and develop the patience to focus on long-term success, and helping you overcome short-term obstacles.
You should be able to get up and down from the floor.
Seek GP advice before undertaking a new exercise regime, especially if you suffer from any underlying health conditions.
If you are post-partum you should be past the recommended 3 month recovery period, and have been cleared by your GP.