This is a legitimate question that needs to be answered: does practising yoga help you lose weight? Yoga may not seem like a very intense physical activity at first, which often raises questions. Today, MyZen TV is going to show you that yoga is indeed capable of promoting weight loss and maintaining good health!

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Does yoga help you lose weight?

Yoga is a gentle physical activity that keeps the body in shape without requiring intense effort. It is estimated that one hour of yoga burns around 200 calories. This figure is worth bearing in mind if you add a half-hour walk or a bit of cycling to your yoga session. These three activities are considered to be gentle forms of sport.

It's important to note that some forms of yoga can be more dynamic than others. For example, Power Yoga, Ashtanga Yoga or Vinyasa Yoga involve fluid sequences and a sustained rhythm. These practices are faster than classic yoga and can lead to greater calorie expenditure, which can contribute to weight loss.

Psychological benefits

Yoga can also help you become more aware of yourself, your body and your eating habits. Here we look at yoga from a more psychological perspective, which can indirectly support weight loss.

Let's not forget that regular yoga practice can help to reduce stress, improve sleep quality and encourage better emotional management. These are all aspects of daily life that can also play an important role in weight loss.

Yoga in itself does not help you lose weight, but rather the sequence of postures allows you to use more energy. What's more, yoga practice should be accompanied by a healthy, varied and balanced diet for optimum results.

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