Weight Loss

Weight gain and Obesity is one of the most dreaded lifestyle ailments today and is spreading like an epidemic all across the world. Owing to slavery to the taste buds and lethargic living conditions, being obese and overweight is affecting all age groups and either sex. The main problem with weight gain is that not only does it affect the confidence and mental stability of the obese person (making him easy target to mockery), overweight and obesity lays foundation of many other serious diseases. No doubt, weight loss is much sought after by one and all.

Weight Loss In Ayurvedic Dosha Types

According to Ayurveda philosophy, Kapha type of individual (having more of water and earth in their constitution) is more likely to gain weight easily. Although, the Vata types having more of air and ether, would generally be skinny and devoid of much fat. The fire types or Pitta dosha personalities who are generally gifted with proportional body weight, could be gaining weight just in case they lose their balance. In the case of weight gain or obesity, it is believed that the Kapha dosha gets accumulated which further slows down the fat metabolism and leads to the disease of obesity. Therefore, Ayurveda believes that of the three basic dosha types, those people who have more of Kaha dosha in their system generally have a low BMR and gain weight easily. Thus, for weight loss, the Kapha types need to be more strict and careful with themselves both in the terms of diet intake and undertaking exercise routine.

Panchakarma Treatments for Weight Loss

Fat accumulates as Ama in the body. These purification and detox procedures remove this excess toxin (Ama) from the body. These are gentle treatments and easily manage the weight loss. The beauty of Ayurvedic treatment for weight loss is that it produces weight loss without adversely affecting the physiology and does not cause any side effects.
The special herbal massage called Udvartana prevents sagging of the skin as it gradually regains its elasticity and adjusts to the weight loss. Rapid weight loss programs with severe diet restrictions without adequate exercise programs and special massages have been known to be unsustainable. Most people regain the lost weight very soon and sometimes even gain more weight. The Ayurvedic weight loss detox program, besides the immediate weight-loss, cleanses out toxins from your body and allows it to function more efficiently promoting an overall feeling of health and wellness.

Yoga therapy for Weight Loss

Yoga therapy when undertaken along with Ayurvedic diet and lifestyle plan for weight loss, in the form of Yoga asanas, Yoga techniques and Pranayama, helps in providing considerable weight loss. Yoga asanas like Trikon asana, Bhujang asana, Surya Namaskar and deep breathing techniques like Bastrika pranayama and kapal bhati pranayama are some of the effective yoga poses for weight loss. The yoga sessions work wonderfully well with Ayurvedic therapies for weight loss. These help to make you eat only what is needed for the body and the urge to eat more and frequently will disappear on its own. This is the reason why Ayurvedic weight loss program with Yoga practice is the most successful program. Once you are hooked on it you will stay with it, and the body slowly returns to its normal weight.

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About the Author:

Dr Sonica Krishan is Author and Speaker in the areas of Healthy and Joyous Living through Ayurveda, Meditation, Yoga and other Contemplative practices. She is a leading Ayurveda Professional in India. She is also Health Writer, Columnist, Editor, Ayurveda Consultant and Holistic Healing Coach. Dr Sonica is open for National as well as International Collaborations with interested people / institutions in fields of Ayurveda, Meditation and Yoga.

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