What is Yoga?
Yoga is a Hindu spiritual and ascetic discipline, a part of which, including breath control, simple meditation, and the adoption of specific bodily postures, is widely practiced for health and relaxation. It is a group of physical, mental, and spiritual practices or discipline.
Its basic outlines will be familiar to anyone who has ever read a self-help book. Changes in the body change the mind, which changes behavior, which reinforces changes in both mind and body.
It helps you lose weight through increasing the understanding of how you relate to your body which encourages individuals to become more aware of what they are eating and to make improved food choices.
What is Mindfulness?
Mindfulness is the practice of being deliberately aware from moment to moment of one’s conscious experience. It is the psychological process of bringing one’s attention to experiences occurring in the present moment, which can be developed through the practice of meditation and other training.
Mindful practices like meditation are being used as tools to improve health, lessen pain and dodge sickness in large part because they reduce stress. And since stress is often at the root of overeating, mindfulness seems to make us eat better meals.
Key Benefits of Yoga and Mindfulness
Yoga and Mindfulness help individuals learn focus on their body and that body needs. Some key outcomes of it are:
- Improved respiration
- Maintains balanced metabolism
- Weight loss
- Helps with stress