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Obesity

Therapeutic Yoga for Obesity

Obesity is when your body weight exceeds the medically standard weight as per your age. It’s the extra weight that poses extra risks to health and is an indicator of all possible diseases. Yoga can help cut down all that extra baggage of kilograms, and present life with a healthy body. There are a lot of poses in yoga, but let’s have a look at some of the common asanas and pranayama for obesity.

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What is Obesity?

Obesity is a medical condition when a person carries excess body fat that might affect their health adversely. In medical terms, a person with a high body mass index (BMI) is known as an obese person. Body mass index is a tool to calculate the ideal weight for a person with inputs of height and weight. Though BMI is used vastly to find out whether a person has an ideal weight or not it has some limitations, so it would be much better if you visit a doctor for a proper checkup.
Obesity increases the risk of many other health problems such as arthritis, diabetes, heart problems, high blood pressure, cancer, slip disc, back pain, etc. Obesity can disturb the routine lifestyle of a person if not treated on time and a person may need surgery in some cases. The best news is that by practicing asanas for obesity or by maintaining a healthy weight a person can keep all the harmful effects of obesity at a distance.
Iyengar yoga therapeutic treatment along with some lifestyle changes helps in losing excessive body weight with the help of some simple weight loss asanas.
It is often said that obesity is the cause of many diseases but the more appropriate opinion is that several diseases, disorders and medical ailments generate obesity.

Causes and Symptoms of Obesity

Causes:

There are many factors that are responsible to make a person gain excess body fat. Some common causes and risk factors of obesity are:

  1. Stress – Stress is one of the major causes of many diseases around the world. Most people in today’s time are living a stressful life due to today’s hectic lifestyle. Stress can result from many reasons such as personal problems, economic problems, etc.
  2. Hormonal Imbalance – Imbalance in hormones causes major disturbances in the body and affects the metabolism of the body. Hormonal changes at the time of menopause create an imbalance in the body which could lead to obesity.
  3. Unhealthy Diet – Eating too many high-carb foods, fried foods, fast foods, and sugar, leads to obesity.
  4. Wrong Lifestyle/Unhealthy Eating Habits – Not having a fixed schedule for eating food is one of the biggest reasons for obesity, food should be consumed at the right time and in the right quantity. Consuming too many calories leads to the storage of extra fats in the body which turns into obesity.
  5. Sedentary Lifestyle – Leading an inactive life with no exercise or minimum required physical activity increases the risk of obesity.
  6. Lack of Sleep – Sleeping less than the minimum required time is very dangerous to health and creates an imbalance in the hormones which leads to obesity.
  7. Genetics
  8. Age – People above 50 years of age are more prone to obesity as with growing age the muscle mass and metabolism of the body decrease.
  9. Pregnancy
  10. Certain Medical Conditions – People affected by certain diseases are found to gain excess body fats.
  11. Obesity Gene – A gene called the fat-mass and obesity-associated gene (FTO) has been associated with obesity in some cases.
  12. Certain Medications – People who are taking certain medicines like birth control pills, and steroids are at risk of obesity.

Symptoms:

Your body may show several symptoms if you are affected by ankylosing spondylitis. If these symptoms are noticed earlier the treatment process could be more successful. The common symptoms of ankylosing spondylitis are:

  1. Pain – Lower back, hips, buttocks, neck, foot and other joints. Pain in ligaments and tendons.
  2. Immobility
  3. Stiffness
  4. Fatigue and weakness
  5. Poor body posture
  6. Stooped shoulders
  7. Weight loss
  8. Anemia
  9. Loss of appetite
  10. Lung failure
  11. Inflammation of bowels, heart valve, and mild eye.If you see any of these symptoms you should try yoga for ankylosing spondylitis or consult with the Doctor. With ankylosing spondylitis yoga, you can naturally cure ankylosing spondylitis,
    The most commonly affected areas of the body are: lower back, buttocks, hips, neck, other joints (all the major joints in the body), the heel of the foot.
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How does yoga help with Obesity?

Yoga helps in reducing weight and stress which are common causes of obesity. A regular yoga routine can uplift your overall health.

Does yoga help in the prevention of Obesity?

Yoga has been very effective for people who had problems due to obesity. They have lost weight, gained flexibility and are more agile than ever.

Which yoga is good for Obesity?

Tadasana, Trikonasana, Sirsasana, Viparita dandasana, etc. are among the best practices of yoga for obesity. We have created a course for Obesity patients where we have combined asanas and pranayama which works very well in reducing it. Chat with us to know more.

What precautions should be exercised while doing yoga for Obesity?

Consult your doctor before starting any physical activity especially if you have a history of medical complications. Stay hydrated and avoid high carbs, and unhealthy fats as best as possible. Take one step at a time and stay patient as our body needs both time and regular motivation to transform itself.

Is Obesity treatment with Yoga beneficial?

A disciplined and regular practice of yoga can yield the best results against obesity. It helps in curing the symptoms and causes of obesity. Talk to our trained teachers for better guidance.

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