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cosmicspirit2010-07-05 05:11:17 +0000 #1
Hunger and Thirst control by yoga asana and pranayama ?

Yes. Hunger, thirst, sleep, behavior, thoughts can be control by Yogasanas and Pranayama.

Bhujangasana- reduces hunger

Shalabhasana- increases hunger

By practicing both these one after the other hunger can be equipoise.

Practicing Shitali and Shitkari Pranayama, One can live with least consumption of food, water and sleep.

Many a times the glands are sluggish in our body. These sluggish glands are stimulated by yoga asana to increase their hormonal secretions. Especially the thyroid gland pays important role in our weight because it affects body metabolism

In asanas like the shoulder stand and the fish posture thyroid gland is stimulated. It also increases Fat metabolism so the fat is converted to muscle and energy resulting in to better muscle tone and a higher vitality level.

Pranayama increases the oxygen intake to the body cells, including the fat cells. This causes increased oxidation or burning up of fat cells. Yogic exercises induce more continuous and deeper breathing which gradually burns, sometimes forcefully, many of the calories already ingested.

The relaxation and meditation aspect of Yoga has a broad spectrum. Regular practice of meditation improves concentration and willpower. Meditation also may help stimulate insight into the unconscious motivators of your eating behavior. So the yogic practices reduce anxiety tend to reduce anxious eating. When under nervous strain we tend to gulp our food without attaining much genuine satisfaction.

The weight you gain will be healthy firm tissue, not fat. That is, yoga will tend to produce the ideal weight for you. This is due to yoga's effect of 'normalizing' glandular activity.

Weight management with Yoga from www.theholisticcare.com



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