Rare are the apostles who proclaim that yoga is precisely to help you lose weight and detoxify, and in the process, it could enlighten you.
This is a question that several yoga teachers, practitioners and studio owners have at the top of their minds. Weight loss is an emotional subject for most and the usual attitude is that it remains so. Nevertheless, is that right? The answer is negative.
We have often heard about the mind-body connection while practicing yoga. Sure, a calm mind is an essential attribute of yoga practice and lifestyle. However, we find overweight folk in a reasonably peaceful state of mind too; content with their life to quite an extent. In Ayurveda terms, this is Kapha type contentment.