Author: Yogacharya Dr. Ananda Balayogi Bhavanani

Publisher: Divyananda Creations, 2008

About This Book: One of the major health challenges facing us in the modern age is that of Obesity or excessive weight gain. Obesity occurs as the result of an imbalance between the food energy intake and the energy expenditure of the body. when the food energy intake is more than the energy expenditure of the body there results the slow but steady accumulation of fat leading to weight gain and ultimately a state of obesity. Yoga helps to reduce weight tough the adoption of a healthy life style that includes aspects of dietary control along with the various Yoga techniques that are designed to burn up the excess calories and redistribute body fat in a healthy manner. Yoga also helps correct the numerous psychological conditions that may be causing the excessive weight gain such as depression. The Yoga practices outlined here can help reduce the appetite, improve the digestion, speed up the metabolism and produce psychosomatic relaxation. All of his contributes towards a healthy weight loss giving us a sense of well being and bringing about an improvement in our quality of life.

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