Your Weight Loss Journey with Yoga

Losing weight can be a life-changing process. One that involves some successes and fall backs, along with some experimentation with your fitness routine. If you are looking to add yoga to your regimen to shed some weight, here is some information Yoga Central wants you to know.   Will yoga help me lose weight? Here are some things you should keep in mind: Any increase in physical activity will always result in some modest weight loss results, but yoga is a low-impact exercise and it does not get your heart rate going as fast if you don’t choose the right class If you want to lose weight, choose a vigorous, fast-paced style of yoga such as Vinyasa Flow or Power Yoga which will get your heart rate up and your body burning calories. A 60-90 minute class targets your entire body and every muscle group which aids in the development of muscles and release of growth hormones which manages metabolism. You will need to go to yoga classes multiple times per week to see the most benefits. You should consider an unlimited use pass that allows you to attend as many yoga classes as you want for a specified period. Remember that you will see the most results from your yoga practice when combined with a healthy diet rich in natural foods. Eat a lot of vegetables, fruits and lean meats. Poses to encourage muscle engagement and weight loss: Warrior Pose 2 (Virabhadrasana 2): This pose tones the quads, glutes and arms. Chair Pose (Utkatasana): This pose targets the quads, glutes, abs and arms. Half-moon Pose (Ardha Chandraasana): You’ll feel this pose in you...

Your Guide to Kids Yoga

Modern kids and teens have a lot of responsibilities and pressures. Yoga can provide physical activity, mindful breathing and meditation which can help kids during their daily lives. Here’s why you should enroll your child in a Yoga Central class and why its different from a regular adult class. The benefits of yoga for kids: Kids will learn body awareness though taking yoga. They have to rely on their own sensations to determine how far to stretch and learn the limitations of their body. They also become aware that their body, flexibility, balance and coordination can improve over time. Some kids are not great at traditional, mainstream sports. Doing yoga allows them to explore other options for physical activity that may appeal to them. Imagine how stressed you can feel on a daily basis. Now imagine how a child with developing coping skills can feel. Children are especially susceptible to stress and yoga can aid in relaxation. Taking yoga classes can help kids concentrate and focus better while they are in school. Their grades and teacher will thank you! Yoga develops self-discipline in kids. They have to learn to listen to the instructor, move through poses in a structured way and hold poses for a certain length of time. It helps them learn that their muscles and body can do more than they think and they can get stronger. How is a kids yoga class is different: The classes are taught by an instructor that knows how to structure classes for kid and make it fun and relevant to them. The classes are much smaller. The difficulty of poses...