I want to start yoga so I can loose weight and that will benefit my health, I am a beginner with yoga.?

Question by Falina H: I want to start yoga so I can loose weight and that will benefit my health, I am a beginner with yoga.?
I need to loose weight alot of it. lol but I also have a bad back due to my weight. my doctor told me that yoga will help with that, but I have never done it and I want to make sure that I wont hurt myself while doing it. what is the best way to do this successfully?

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Answer by Chica
Congrats for wanting to take a step towards a healthier lifestyle! Yoga is a wonderful way to get fit both physically and mentally! I recommend you do Power Yoga as it burns a lot of calories while toning your muscles. Rodney Yee has some really great DVDs you can do in the privacy of your own home. Try going to Amazon.com and looking at some DVDs and read the reviews. Good luck!

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3 Responses to “I want to start yoga so I can loose weight and that will benefit my health, I am a beginner with yoga.?”

  1. I do yoga, and it has done WONDERS for my joint problems. I started out with getting a dvd from the store. They usually have variations in the routines so that you can adjust the program to your comfort zone and abilities. Just remember the the whole “No pain, no gain” thing is a myth – if it hurts, don’t do it. Some muscle soreness is normal as you get used to using muscles that more often that you didn’t before, but PAIN is bad. Just find a video that you find interesting, and start slow. It’s a gradual process, and yoga makes you feel wonderful and relaxed afterwards. Many videos even tell you “if you have back problems, do this excercise THIS way instead….”. You will get better as you go. The video I highly recommend is called “Yoga conditioning for weight loss” done with Suzanne Deason. I wish you the best of luck, and have fun with it!

  2. 1. The best benefit of doing yoga is to prevent all kind of dieases, so it can be sure that it wont hurt yourself if you do with the correct way.
    2. If you like ,there is a free yoga video for the beginner: http://yg.fortune998.com.cn/

  3. The best yoga to lose weight is a form of Power Yoga by Diamond Dallas Page called YRG. It is yoga based but they added in other exercise movements to get you in your fat burning zone. They sell DVD’s or have online videos at http://www.GreatDrills.com What I like about it is that they have a starter level that eases you into the positions but still gives you the benefits of the program. I do it from home without any other equipment. Good Luck!