5 Yoga Poses That Encourage Weight Loss And Detoxification

5 Yoga Poses That Encourage Weight Loss And Detoxification Losing weight doesn’t have to mean lean diets, endless cardio workouts, and heavy weightlifting. While these strategies can certainly help, we also need to target stress for the best chance at weight loss success. Yoga has become a popular and proven method of supporting both physical and mental wellness. Here, we review the benefits of yoga in fat loss and detoxification, as well as the top yoga poses to help you get started.  Benefits of Yoga for Weight Loss Stress can have a major impact on fat storage. When stress levels are high—especially when they’re consistently so—hormone levels get out of whack. The thyroid struggles to maintain balance with high levels of the stress hormones adrenaline and cortisol, leading to hypothyroidism, or inactivity in the thyroid, and weight gain due to a subsequent drop in metabolism. Additionally, cortisol can trigger cravings and excessive eating or snacking. Following a barrage of stre

4 Fat Yoga Influencers Fighting Fatphobia On The Mat

4 Fat Yoga Influencers Fighting Fatphobia On The Mat Not only is it possible to be fat and do yoga, it’s possible to master and teach it. In the various yoga classes I’ve attended, I’m usually the biggest body. It’s not unexpected. Even though yoga is an ancient Indian practice, it’s become heavily appropriated in the Western world as a wellness trend. Most of the images of yoga in ads and on social media are of thin, white women in expensive athletic gear. If you don’t fit into those characteristics, it can be a mental battle to sign up in the first place. When I first stepped into a yoga studio, I questioned whether I’d be able to do it at all. It’s not for people like me, I thought. Still, something told me to do it anyway. Why shouldn’t I have a chance to experience the physical and mental benefits of yoga, just like everyone else? I went to my first class a few years ago at a studio in my neighborhood. I’ve been to a couple of di