Best Yoga for Weight Loss

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Many people would love to try yoga in order to help them lose weight. Especially the extra pounds added during Covid lockdown. Do all forms of yoga really aid in the battle against weight? The answer is no. All forms of yoga aid the body and help promote a healthier lifestyle, but not all of them will raise the heart rate enough to lose weight.

Types of Yoga for Weight Loss

A perfect example of this is Iyengar yoga. Iyengar is a style of yoga where poses are held for several minutes with rests in between each pose. This routine will help increase muscle mass, but it will not help you lose weight.

The Ashtanga discipline of yoga is a good program choice for anyone trying to lose weight. It is an energetic series of poses that require roughly an hour and a half to two hours for completion. For many beginners, this form of yoga is highly recommended and common in many local studios. This type is also ideal for home practitioners.

Another method well suited for weight loss is power yoga. Power yoga is the most popular form of yoga class offered in American gyms today. Power yoga emphasizes an intense cardiovascular program based on the Ashtanga style of yoga, but it differs from Ashtanga because a more indiscriminate set of poses are used in each session.

Finally, on a list for the best weight loss yoga styles is “hot yoga.” This unique form is practiced in rooms with a raised temperature of roughly 98 to 100 degrees. The purpose of hot yoga is to sweat out toxins, but this will also help you lose weight. It is important to note this program should not be used as a primary workout because it is physically strenuous.

Yoga has changed my life in so many positive ways, especially keeping my weight in balance and my mind calm.

Toning Yoga Pose

One of my favorite yoga poses to strengthen and tone my abdomen and arms:

Plank Pose: Inhale as you move into a pushup position. Align hands with shoulders. Tighten your torso and straighten your back until parallel to the floor. Keep your spine, neck, and head straight with eyes focused between your hands; feel your body’s inner strength.

plank pose

Enjoy moving your body.

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Satori Ebedes

Satori Ebedes is a REALTOR Salesperson with Hawai'i Life. Excellence is the result of caring more than others think is wise, risking more than others think is safe, dreaming more than others think is practical and expecting more than others think is possible. Satori understands that real estate is more than just a transaction, it’s a life changing experience here in Hawaii. She takes great pride in the relationships she builds and always works persistently on clients behalf to assist them achieve their real estate goals through her exceptional and personalized service. With two decades of experience, Satori specialized in the high end luxury real estate market in South Florida, property management and vacation rentals. Satori migrated west from South Africa over 20 year ago to South Florida, through Sedona and ultimately settled down on the Big Island of Hawaii, where she fell in love with the “Aloha Spirit”. She has also travelled to over 15 countries and brings a global perspective that guides her to unite the gap in the diverse real estate market in Hawaii. On her journey she has discovered how important it is to bridge a healthy lifestyle by living in a beautiful environment. Satori is focused on luxury lifestyle properties and her motto is “One Life”. You can email me at or via phone at (808) 333-2127.

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