More and more people are falling prey to stress in our fast-paced society, and gaining weight as a result. When we become stressed, the fight-or-flight syndrome triggers a complex shift in hormones designed to draw on energy sources quickly in response, which can cause your appetite to increase in order to replenish that energy. You begin to eat when you aren’t really hungry or in need of food. Fortunately, restorative yoga can help you lose weight, as it helps reduce stress and rebalance your body’s hormonal system. Restorative yoga also creates mindfulness, which will help you curb your appetite and take control of your choices in general. The following sequences are designed to reduce stress and stimulate the digestive system. Best of all, they are available to everyone, regardless of body type.
TIME: 1 hour
• 2 blankets (Small Square Fold)
• 2 bolsters
• 2 blocks (optional)
• Eye pillow (optional)
1. Begin with Breath with Pause. Practice this for about five minutes.