Yoga has numerous benefits on the mind and the body. Everyone is on their own journey, and has their own goals regarding their practise. Yoga is known to help with de-stressing, flexibility, and relaxation. But it can also be a great tool for weight loss! Practising yoga helps with building total body strength, as well as boosting metabolism. This helps to burn calories during your session, and even afterwards!
Yoga is also great for those with fitness goals because it teaches mindfulness, which is critical to ensuring that your weight loss journey is healthy and sustainable. However, some yoga classes can be more effective than others, depending on the asanas (or positions) that are incorporated, as well as the pace, and even the temperature of the room! So if you want to know the best yoga style and practise for weight loss, keep reading!
When choosing yoga practises that are geared towards weight loss, look out for this word! Vinyasa yoga features uninterrupted movements from one pose to another. This constant flow is what makes it challenging So whenever you sign up for a Vinyasa class, get ready for a fast-paced and vigorous session! You will likely raise your heart rate and work up a good sweat by the end of class.
If you’re a beginner, check out our Hot Vinyasa class for a great workout in a heated room that’ll energise you! If you’re ready for an intermediate/advanced class, then try the Yin and Yang flow for a real challenge!
If you’ve signed up for a power yoga class, then good luck! This is a much more fitness-focused, intensive and vigorous approach to yoga, and puts emphasis on athleticism and strength. Do be prepared to work hard and break out a sweat. Power yoga helps with stamina, and can relieve tension and release toxins through sweat. It also burns more calories than most other forms of yoga.
This is a category of yoga that is carried out in rooms that are deliberately warmed and kept humid. This makes any practise you carry out significantly more challenging! During hot classes, your muscles relax faster, and you are likely to lose any fluid retention. At Platinum Yoga, we have over five different hot yoga classes, so you can choose the one that is best suited for you!
All of our hot yoga classes are suited for all levels, thought some may find it more challenging than others. If you’re interested, be sure to check out our Award-winning Hot Shape class!
No matter where you are on our fitness journey, yoga can help you with flexibility, mindfulness, and muscle development. Just choose a class that you find interesting and try to practise 3-5 times a week! If you have particular targets on your body, try to find classes that are geared towards that. For example, our weight loss class is for the arms, tummy, and thighs, while our core yoga class is for the abdominal region. If you’re really not sure, then just drop us a message for our Yoga Advisors to guide you on which class is just right for you!