Therapeutic Yoga Speeds Weight Loss

With its focus on gaining control over stress eating, therapeutic yoga offers a distinctive solution to promote weight loss through scientifically researched therapeutic yoga techniques.
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May 19, 2012 - PRLog -- Think of a drug free way that:

•   Helps you lose weight   
•   Reduces Stress
•   Boosts your energy
•   Reduces your risk of heart disease
•   Helps prevent or manage diabetes
•   Decreases your need to take pills
•   Requires no co-pay and helps keep you out of the  doctor’s office
•   Improves your ability to function at work or play

Would you take it?

It’s here and it’s called Beginners Dynamic Yoga: Release Stress and Lose Weight.  This unique therapeutic yoga DVD approach to weight loss focuses on both physical fitness and physiological fitness of the mind, body and spirit, offering cutting edge weight loss techniques.  With its focus on gaining control over stress eating, medical yoga offers a distinctive solution to promote weight loss through scientifically researched therapeutic yoga techniques.  With its chair and standing exercises, it is also perfect for people who can't get down on the floor to do yoga.

What is Medical Yoga?

Yoga therapy is a modified version of ancient yoga postures combined with western medicine for the purpose of healing specific ailments.  Medical practitioners are beginning to realize the healing effects of therapeutic yoga as a successful weight loss tool.  As a certified yoga instructor and a licensed occupational therapy practitioner who uses yoga in practice, Suzanne Andrews, the host of Functional Fitness on PBS TV, first began incorporating yoga into patient’s treatment plan to help them decrease stress.  What followed was surprising: her overweight patients who had tried diet after diet unsuccessfully were losing weight.  Even her paraplegic patients who were in wheelchairs lost as much as 50 pounds and another obese patient bound to a wheelchair, a 60 year old male, lost 145 pounds.  The most challenging part is convincing people to do the yoga, but once they see the results, there’s no stopping them.”  Dr. Marcella Bakur Weiner, Ph.D. states, “Simply put: we deplete ourselves by constantly thinking, worrying and wondering. Then when clear thinking is needed, we may lack the focus and reserve to a satisfying functional life.   Therapuetic yoga offers a way of gaining control above the over – expansion of your emotions and removing all the distracting debris in the overactive mind.”

How Does Yoga Help You Lose Weight?

By recognizing that meditation is undoubtedly the most important step one can do to lose weight, therapeutic yoga focuses on the most important aspect of successful weight loss – our minds.

Release Stress with the Beginners Dynamic Yoga Weight Loss Meditation CD

Meditation increases self-awareness, so that we are in tune with what we need to do. Instead of eating mindlessly, one becomes aware of their actions, resulting in a “domino effect” empowering the mind’s ability to fine tune what the body really needs instead of what it wants.  By combining a stress releasing meditation audio CD with modified yoga poses in the beginners yoga DVD, the plus size person eliminates cravings for food that sabotage a weight loss plan and is able to participate in yoga poses designed especially for the larger sized person.   Suzanne Andrews knows this first hand as she states, "I remember when my 5’2” frame was a size 18 and I wasn’t able to participate in the unattainable yoga poses made for the slimmer population.  By combining medical knowledge with stress releasing breathing techniques,  Beginners Dynamic Yoga: Release Stress and Lose Weight DVD offers the overweight person a different perspective to food resulting in a healthy body that includes fitness of the mind, body and spirit."

If you don't feel like you have enough time.  Just a little time makes a big difference. Just 30 minutes of daily exercise can extend your life. It is an astonishing fact that the incidence of chronic disease could be cut by 40% in the US if people exercised just 30 minutes a day. Isn’t that incredible?  Yet despite this evidence and the rewards, less than a third of adults even get a minimum amount of exercise.  40% of adults lead sedentary lives.  67% of the US adult population is overweight and 33 percent are obese.  Why is this such a problem?  Because it affects your health.  57 million people are pre-diabetic.  Seven out of ten of Suzanne Andrews patients are diabetic.   Exercise has been clinically shown to decrease diabetes symptoms and therapeutic yoga can be done by anyone plus size and/or mature people can do it.   Almost 81 million people have heart disease.  Prevention is the key.  

It is never too late to regain health and fitness.  Changes made to one's diet and fitness are quickly realized and a person doesn't have to consume their day with exercise or do pretzel poses to benefit from yoga.  That’s the wonder of therapeutic yoga incorporated into the new and improved Beginners Dynamic Yoga: Release Stress and Lose Weight DVD and Meditation CD on sale now for only 14.93, a 25% discount at
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