How Yoga made me Lose Weight...without even trying...and so much more

 
As an ex-personal trainer I understand the vagaries of weight maintenance and weight loss.  That energy(caloric) output must be more than energy(caloric) intake to begin to tip the scale downward.  

I was dedicated to being a healthy slim inspirational role model, I exercised regularly and ate carefully to maintain my role model status. 

As I exercised, my body adapted to the exertions and it took increasingly more and more effort to maintain my body weight.  I also found that the more I increased my workload, the hungrier I got (ravenously!)

I felt I was on a hamster wheel, perpetually spinning.  I stopped exercising and the hunger stopped too.

I stopped believing in exercise!  Just for a moment, knowing I needed to keep muscles and bones strong… But it was taking too much time, effort and it was causing me anxt!

Calisthenics, free-weights and push ups set aside, 

I ventured back into yoga.  

What I discovered was, I lost so much of my natural flexibility from years of hard core exercise and began the long patient work of winning my flexibility back. 

While practicing yoga, I began to relax more.  With the conscious effort of using my breathing to monitor my effort level, I moved slower with more internal awareness, quieter, I discovered an inner stillness.  I felt my whole being shift into a deeper, more peaceful state.  I began to feel contentment, ease, and even grace, which translated into everyday activities. 

As I lengthened and breathed while harmoniously uniting body, mind and spirit as a holistic system,  synergistically working in union I became more coordinated and agile.

As a person I became less defensive and more present.  My voracious hunger completely disappeared as well as my habit of going to food to calm myself or make me feel better or placate a hunger unrelated to food.

Instead I just breathed, relaxed, yawned and stretched.

The weight simply melted away.  I was slimmer, calmer, more peaceful and relaxed than I had ever been. 

I let go of the need to be perfect.  I didn’t have to be like those air-brushed models on the cover of magazines or those movie stars making millions for starving while they’re on camera.  I discovered I was imperfectly perfect with a little fat around my belly and it was perfect. 

No more spinning my wheels, racing time and calories, my time is much more productive happy and at peace with who I am…perfect in all my imperfections. 

Contact me by clicking here to make an apt  for private sessions or shared sessions. 

Packages available upon request For Yoga, Meditation, Fitness, Coaching NYC.
Email:  vitalsignsfitness@gmail.com or call 917-826-9083

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