Yoga breathing exercises are often used for relaxation, but did you know there is also yoga breathing for weight loss? According to WebMD, reports have shown that celebs such as Liv Tyler, Halle Berry, Madonna, David Duchovny, Christie Turlington and Jennifer Aniston have all practiced yoga to help keep them in shape. Furthermore, many athletes have reported that they do yoga to keep themselves fit in between games.
My Health News Daily spoke to a number of health experts about how yoga can help individuals shed pounds. For example, the news source spoke to Beth Lewis, associate professor at the University of Minnesota School of Kinesiology in Minneapolis, who explained that yoga can help increase your mindfulness about what you're consuming, and it may help you make better food choices.
"Individuals may avoid foods that make them feel sluggish and lethargic (most processed foods). Instead,individuals will seek out foods that are healthier, which then may lead to weight loss," Lewis told the news source. "Additionally, many individuals eat more when they are feeling stressed and yoga can help combat stress, which can influence one's energy intake."