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GMM promotes yoga to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee Year 

Ghantali Mitra Mandal (GMM), Member Institute of Indian Yoga Association has entered the Diamond Jubilee Year of its foundation. All at GMM are giving relentless and selfless service to society to make Yoga maximum applicable. On the eve of new year, a grand function of…

RV Institute of Management curates a certification course for senior citizens 

In a groundbreaking move, the RV Institute of Management (RVIM), Associate Centre of Indian Yoga Association has curated a month-long certification course tailored specifically for senior citizens, focusing on the Common Yoga Protocol. This innovative course is designed to cater to the unique health and…

SRD Girls Degree College organises Workshop 

SRD Girls Degree College, Hathras, Uttar Pradesh conducts 7days yoga workshop for the post graduate students in association with Indian Yoga Association (IYA). Yogacharya Sumit Kumar Singh, Member, Uttar Pradesh State Chapter, IYA was instrumental in organising the workshop.

Yog Sports Association of Bengal hosts awarness programme 

Yog Sports Association of Bengal, Associate Centre of Indian Yoga Association organises yoga awarness programme in the remote villages of West Bengal in Megha Yoga Club & Vyamagar in association with Indian Yoga Association. The awareness programs were also conducted in Darjeeling & Coochbehar for…

Jharkhand SCC conducts the 89th day celebration of Yoga Mahotsav 

On the 89th day of the ‘100 Days Countdown Yoga Mahotsav of International Yoga Day 2024,” an event sponsored by the Morarji Desai National Institute of Yoga (MDNIY), New Delhi, under the Ministry of AYUSH, Government of India, took place in two sessions at Dani…

Anjali Acupressure Therapy and Yoga Center celebrates Holi 

The Anjali Acupressure Therapy and Yoga Center, Associate Centre of Indian Yoga Association, recently marked the occasion of Holi Milan at Nehru Bal Udyan with vibrant celebrations. Participants joyously engaged in the festivities, adorning each other with flower petals and applying colorful gulal tilak. Amidst…

TNSCC and GTN Arts College organises International Conference 

Tamil Nadu State Chapter of Indian Yoga Association and GTN Arts College (Autonomous), Dindigul jointly held a 2-day International Conference on Physical Education and Yoga recently. The inauguration was presided over by Dr P Balagurusamy, Principal of GTN Arts College. Dr. R. Durai, Director, GTN…

NIRAMAYA offers free training 

NIRAMAYA, Associate Centre of Indian Yoga Association continues to promote yoga and the motto of the Association to uplift the rural sector of the society. Under the rural project Yog-Chetana and Yogabhishek, NIRAMAYA is offering free yoga training to the students. In March, 2024 about…

Yoga & Happiness organises felicitation ceremony 

Yoga & Happiness, Associate Centre of Indian Yoga Association on March 24, 2024, hosted a memorable convocation and certificate distribution ceremony, honoring over 150 candidates who successfully completed their training and received prestigious certificates from both the Yoga Certification Board (YCB) and IYA. The event…

Flax Sesame Crackers 

Flax Sesame Crackers are a healthy light wheat cracker with good quantity of sesame seeds and flax seeds. Oats used in the dish are rich in antioxidants, lowers cholesterol, improves blood sugar. Flax seeds are a rich source of omega-3 fatty acids reduces inflammation and…

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18 Apr 2024


How Meditation Helps to Lose Weight?

How Meditation Helps to Lose Weight? 

by Mayank Bisaria, Life Member

  1. Meditation lowers your BMR effortlessly
    How many calories do you need at rest, when you are just breathing? That is your BMR or Basal Metabolic Rate. The lower the BMR, the better. Lower calorie-intake means reduced body weight. This happens with meditation because when you include meditation in your daily routine, then your body’s BMR reduces. This means you need fewer calories and this helps you lose weight – naturally.
  2. Meditation aids in the assimilation of food
    Suppose you spent an hour at the gym and then you are ravenous. After a rigorous exercise regimen, you almost get back to stuffing everything you find on the table. However, the unpleasant truth is that your increased appetite continues even when you don’t work out. The issue arises with the assimilation of the food you consume. How can you improve that to lose weight?

Meditation comes into play here. It is one of the best tips for weight loss. Meditation helps improve assimilation of food. Hormonal imbalance and stress lead to overeating and indigestion. Regular meditation helps relax your stressed nerves and balance your hormones. This has a long-term effect on your efforts at weight loss.

  1. Meditation moderates unhealthy urges for fast food

Perhaps, the biggest roadblock to weight loss is craving junk food, especially if you have a sweet tooth or are a foodie. One thing that is needed to ignore such cravings while seriously pursuing your weight loss goal is increased awareness. Meditation can help increase your awareness levels. When you are in the ‘awareness zone’, it is easier to reject those intense temptations. You become more watchful of what you eat. Over a period of time, your cravings also reduce.

  1. Meditation = Less stress
    Have you observed just when you reach for that bag of chips or that bar of chocolate? Were you stressed at the time and looking for some quick ‘harmless’ thrills? You might not always feel it but stress can seat itself deeply in your system. It leads to overindulgences. This is why meditation is also a necessity if you want to beat the daily stress. It aids in weight loss. It lightens your load by plugging into your inner self and releasing you from your burdens. When you are relaxed, you won’t want to raid the larder.
  2. Meditation boosts commitment
    Day 1 and day 10 of your weight-loss program are probably the hardest. Taking-off requires initiative, but maintaining the routine is no piece of cake either. You need the commitment to continue. Despite your best intentions, there are threats. For instance, sleeping too much or too little, and feasting on fast food. These disturb your weight loss program by weakening your resolve. The only way out is your faith in yourself and the clarity to continue. When you meditate regularly, then it strengthens your willpower and intensifies your intention. It makes you more aware of the value of your commitment. Thus, it is crucial to add meditation in your everyday routine of weight loss program.
  3. Meditation helps you make time for weight loss You have no time to exercise – have you ever told yourself this? Are all the great tips for weight loss lost on you because of this? Meditation makes you more efficient, giving you the feeling that you were gifted more time. It will help you make time for exercise.

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