Home Yoga, Private Yoga – Weight loss doesn’t come easy. Many people struggle with shedding pounds and achieving an ideal fit body; if only there were an easy weight loss system to rid unwanted pounds. Unfortunately, there really is no quick fix to lose weight fast. There are, however, some weight loss tips to keep in mind to make the process enjoyable and relaxing.
Home Yoga, Private Yoga for Weight Loss
Exercise routines come in many shapes and sizes, ranging from strenuous weight lifting and intense cardio to tranquil breathing and posture holding, with many varieties in between. Although the first may seem more effective and possibly will give the desired results quicker, the latter is an option for those who are looking to achieve overall balance and relaxation while also toning and strengthening the body.
Home yoga or private yoga is a state of mind of complete stillness and can be achieved through the practice of asana (physical postures). In the Western world this practice of holding and forming postures has come to be recognized by the term yoga. Although not initially intended as a method of weight loss, yoga can be an effective means for that end.
By practicing home yoga or private yoga every day it’s possible to tone and tighten muscles, building strength and sculpting the body into the fit shape that is desired. Although losing a lot of weight quickly and burning fat will not necessarily be achieved by this method, it is a practice easily worked into daily schedules to stay fit and toned.
Hot Home Yoga, Hot Private Yoga
A new trend has emerged for those looking to burn fat and calories with home yoga or private yoga. Hot yoga is a form of hatha yoga which is performed in a heated room. Practitioners of this form of yoga perform these poses in rooms heated from 80 to 100 degrees Fahrenheit. The heat is supposed to increase concentration and extend muscle ability, allowing for a more comprehensive workout. Hot yoga is said to help develop better muscle tone and increase chances of weight loss. Because of what hot yoga entails it is a program that is difficult to do at home, but classes can be found in most major cities.
Having a toned yoga body takes work and dedication. It is a practice that can be done at home, although many people prefer taking classes to make sure the poses are being done and held properly. If someone is looking only to lose weight quickly, yoga would not be the method they should choose. But for those people looking to work towards inner peace while also toning and strengthening the body, yoga is an ideal method that is easily practiced every day.
Home Yoga or Private Yoga is not Expensive
Yoga has long since reached a critical mass in terms of pop culture saturation – forget its status as fringeworthy trend, we now have the vicissitudes of Yoga for Everybody: power yoga, kundalini, vinyasa, anusara, Hot Yoga, yoga for kids, for moms-to-be, for runners, for the injured, for weddings, and yes, in the true barometric measure of cultural overkill, there is ‘doggie’ yoga.
Fortunately, this makes it very easy to find a good studio if you’re looking into taking up yoga. An average one-and-a-half-hour class will cost somewhere between $10 and $20, the rates going down as you pre-pay for classes or buy a pass for a set time period (many studios offer introductory discounts).
This can make a month of once-weekly yoga classes about equivalent to paying for a gym membership – and while some gyms include free fitness classes, including yoga, with membership, these can be harder to fit to your schedule and skill level. However, the nature of yoga is such that you do not have to venture far off the map to find pay-what-you-can classes, or anywhere at all really, since many mainstream studios, as well as community-based groups, offer such classes. A quick search on Google will offer plenty of results.
Getting the Equipment
While neatly dodging the bullet that is the hysteria of sport-shoe marketing (shoes are verboten in the yoga studio), the sheer amount of yoga-related products on the market is somewhat overwhelming. But when starting yoga, simplicity rules: buy nothing. Wear the workout clothes you probably already own and use the mats at the studio or gym. That’s it.
After a few classes, buy a yoga mat if you think you will continue with the practice. This won’t be cheap, especially if you want a non-plastic or earth-friendly variety, but cheap is, after all, a relative term. At this point, we’ve missed the boat on haute yoga, which peaked sometime around the 2003 season when Louis Vuitton debuted the Dhanura yoga bag and monogrammed mat, part of its Epi leather line, at a modest cost of $1,300 US.
Having started classes, you will also quickly notice a strong overall encouragement to spend money on CDs, DVDs, videos, and mp3 and video downloads. If you can make it to the studio three or five times per week, then you won’t be tempted, but that’s expensive, and not an option on most schedules. Downloading videos or mp3s from the Internet is indeed a good way to complement a once- or twice-weekly class in the studio, even enabling yoga to be practiced the recommended one time per day. But before paying for anything try out Yoga Today. It’s a free daily download (that’s every day – including weekends and holidays) of a one-hour class. It’s supported by a few ads that run before every video (if you download, rather than stream, the video you can skip them) and a tied-in media player (which you have to download if you want to save or automatically download classes). The class cycles between three instructors and a wide variety of skill levels and styles – it’s often appropriate for beginners and consistently offers clear and detailed instruction on poses.