We know living a healthy, meaningful life is incredibly important and that being healthy always
However, the arrival of spring reminds us that all of those warm, hearty meals we indulged on
throughout winter are still sticking around, despite our best efforts to eat as many spring salads
Weight gain during the winter is biologically normal, so if you’re feeling guilty, don’t!
Our bodies aren’t quite up to speed on the notion that we aren’t cavemen and don’t need an
extra ten pounds of fat to survive the winter.
Every spring it’s tempting to start a strict diet and rigorous workout routine once you pull your
bikinis and cut-offs out of storage, but it’s long been established that fad diets aren’t healthy,
nor are they sustainable.
We infinitely prefer the idea of balanced, healthy lifestyles to shed any winter remnants on our
bodies, which is why yoga is a great way to implement some well-rounded spring changes you’ll
find yourself embracing instead of shunning.
“A regular yoga practice burns calories,
builds muscle, and is accessible for
everyone regardless of body size or
current fitness levels.”
Before you roll your eyes and say, “Yoga is just stretching. It can’t help me lose weight!”, take a seat.
Yoga is much more than stretching.
body size or current fitness levels.
Keep in mind that balance means you shouldn’t only focus on the physical aspect of losing weight.
Being able to reduce your stress, curbing your cravings for the not-so-healthy stuff, and having a
community of like-minded people to support you are all important factors in losing weight.
The best thing is that every one of these empowering factors comes with a regular yoga practice!
Infographic via somuchyoga.com
About the Author
After years of distance running, Andee Foster turned to yoga to quiet her angry hamstrings. She’s since broken up with running and now devotes her time to her vinyasa flow practice and shares her story on somuchyoga.com. She especially loves arm balances, yin classes, and every kind of yoga pants on the market.