Namaskar from Yogashray Sewayatan
This issue of the natural pathway newsletter introduces reasons to control Obesity and to prevent Obesity from childhood through Nature-cure.
The team of experts at Yogashray devised a holistic approach for healthy living with a unique fusion of Naturopathy, Yoga, Yog Mudra Pranayam, Panchkarma, LDM Meditation technique to enhance and imbue with strength and vitality from internal (sirat) and external (surat) wellbeing. Yogashray believes in ancient Indian health system that focused on rebalancing the body, mind and soul through nature-cure.
This issue also highlights healthy eating to conquer ill health due to seasonal change of weather. Diseases like fever, cold, cough, body ache, Chikungunya, Jaundice etc. tend to surface during this monsoon time.
Obesity is a chronic medical condition characterized by excessive fat causing a generalized increase in the body mass index which has negative effect on the health. Excessive weight can result in many serious, potentially life threatening health problems, including ,hypertension, Type-II diabetes mellitus (noninsulin dependent diabetes), increased risk for coronary disease, increased unexplained heart attack, hyperlipidemia, arthritis, infertility, PCOD and a higher prevalence for colon, prostate, endometrial, and, possibly, breast cancer.
With the growing trend of people getting more cautious of their expanding waistlines and increased instances of metabolic disorders – cancer, diabetes and others – there has been a sudden upsurge in people prioritizing their health and resorting to tailor-made diet plans and fitness regimes.
Rising obesity rates is the rise in popularity of fast food, soft drinks and other food and beverages. Obesity is principally caused by eating more calories than are utilized by the body. Low self-esteem is often the root cause of one’s inability to lose weight and keep it off for good.
Beware of waist line fat.
Weight-loss programs require changes in eating habits and physical activity. The treatment methods that are right for body depend on level of obesity, overall health and willingness to participate in weight-loss plan.
Yogashray have designed the weight management program that are exclusive & have been carefully recreated from ancient Indian traditional treatments like detoxification, nature-cure treatments, yoga, meditation, Panchkarma & diet plan which reduces fat and increase metabolic rate.
Yog Kriyas & Pranayam
Begin your weight loss journey with yoga asana that will help burn fat, build muscle tone, and give you more flexibility. A holistic form of yoga asana that bring equilibrium in mind, body & emotion are as under:
Ardha Baddha Padma
Yoga should be performed under the supervision of an expert. Yog Mudra Pranayam is effective in weight loss as normally person inhale 500cm3 oxygen and after practice of this Pranayam it increase 3000cm3 oxygen to cells and controls the flow of lymph fluid in the body, which contains white blood cells that protect the body and cleanses the system. It activates our cells in same ratio it exhales toxins out of the body.
Naturopathy treatments which inhibit weight loss including: Vaman Dhauti cleans the stomach by drinking saline water and vomiting it out, Cold Compress, Abdominal Pack, Cold Hip Bath, Enema, Sauna bath, Mud Bath, Attapasana, Jet Hydrotherapy
Meditation changes the individual personality through positive affirmations, restores harmony, and rejuvenates and heals the minds thought process, effectively communicate. When one meditate, it lowers the cortisol and adrenaline levels in the body and normalise blood pressure and heart rate.
Diet Therapy & Lifestyle Management
Weight Loss requires a combination of diet, exercise & behavioral modification in day to day lifestyle. Specific dietary counseling, promoting proper digestion, restoring compromised liver function, promoting proper thyroid metabolism, identifying nutrient deficiencies, treating food allergies, treating insulin resistance & treatment of intestinal imbalances. Caloric restriction can reasonable diet plan to initiate weight reduction.
High Fiber foods in your diet plan reduce appetite helping you without adding a lot of extra calories in your diet.
- Green vegetables, Yellow pepper, Carrots, French Beans
- Fruits like papaya
- Lemon water avoid sugar
- Drink plenty of water
- Limit intake of foods containing saturated fat, added salt, added sugars and alcohol.
It was discovered that people who drank water before meals consumed an average of 75 less calories over that course of meal. Drinking 2-3 glass of water 1 hour before your meals helps in weight loss. Drinking lot of water to stay healthy during a fasting diet is essential.
Drink water 45 min before a meal to help digestion.
What makes diet Alkaline?
Our body is slightly alkaline in nature with pH of 7.4. Maintaining appropriate pH levels is important otherwise anything that alters the pH will make the body immune defense go down & open up the door for diseases . The closer you are to 0, the more acidic a food is consumed. Consuming/eating good fats like Nuts, wheat, Avocado etc. increases the pH of the body.
Researches puts it, our body has different pH levels depending on the time of day what you last ate and when you last went to the bathroom. If you develop electrolyte imbalances and frequently consume too many acidic foods body’s changing pH level can result in increased “acidosis” which can lead to heart disease, general joint pain, diabetes, cancer, depression etc.
Our body is capable of maintaining an acid-alkaline balance provided that the organs are functioning properly, and well-balanced alkaline diet is being consumed, other acid-producing factors, such as tobacco use, are avoided.
Examples of Alkaline Vegetables: Beets, Broccoli, Cauliflower, Celery, Cucumber, Lettuce, Onions, Peas, Peppers, Spinach.
Examples of Alkaline Fruits: Apple, Banana, Berries, Grapes, Melon, Lemon, Orange, Peach, Pear, Watermelon.
Alkaline Spices: Cinnamon, Curry, Ginger, Mustard, Sea Salt
Fruits help in weight loss:
Nature cure treatment for obesity, ginger is one of the most recommended herb has proven benefits in lowering the amount of bad cholesterol and increase the circulation of blood within the body. Consume ginger raw daily, with foods or in the form of tea. It is important to keep the amount of daily ginger tea consumption limited to 2 or 3 cups. It means it actually raises your body temperature, helping your body increase its metabolism to burn more fat.
It is the healthiest laxative that promotes defecation and colon cleansing. It possesses a large amount of plant fiber, and very little calories. It also provides a good about of vitamins A, C, and B, calcium, iron and phosphorous. Helps in weight loss and fighting cellulite. This food group has a pH of 8.5 and is best at cleansing the kidneys.
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Editorial Board :- Yogacharya Smt. Sunita Sharma, Dr. Nandini Bharadwaj, Dr. Trilok Sharma, Naturocure & Yoga expert Poonam Sharma