You know you can use yoga for balance, flexibility and stress relief. But did you know that you also can use it to boost your calorie burn and weight loss? Cathe Friedrich is a famed exercise guru, creator of numerous best-selling fitness DVDs such as "Cathe Friedrich's XTrain Series: All-Out Low Impact HiiT" (click for details) and "Cathe Friedrich: XTrain Tabatacise."
And here's what Cathe revealed in a recent blog: "Power yoga burns between 300 and 400 calories per session." Plus, all types of yoga boost your ability to burn body fat, according to a study funded by the National Cancer Institute.
Over a 10-year period, people who did yoga lost five pounds. Those who didn't do yoga gained an average of 14 pounds during that same period.
Cathe has created a yoga fitness DVD that helps you to get those same weight loss wins: "Cathe Friedrich's Low Impact Series: Yoga Relax" (click for details).
Her words of wisdom:
Yoga can be a part of a successful weight loss program, especially when you alternate it with higher intensity exercise sessions. It’s like yin and yang – they balance each other and help keep you balanced.
Yoga can help change your mindset, how you think about food, and help you eat more mindfully. It also relieves stress and even changes the relationship you have with your body. There are lots of reasons to add yoga to your fitness schedule whether you’re trying to lose weight or simply maintain.