9 Poses for mindfulness to regulate & control appetite

≤30 min. If you binge, overeat, and have cravings, a yoga practice leads to mindfulness so that sleep, stress and balance both on the mat and behaviors off the mat can be affected. Hormones related to hunger (especially leptin to increase metabolism and ghrelin to control appetite) can be affected through greater mindfulness to yoga practice brings. You may experience a reduced appetite after practice and in that way yoga serves to differ from other western forms of exercise which tend to increase desire for food. Begin in child's pose or downward facing dog and move to cobra, humble warrior, side angle pose, and a twist in lunge before you balance in a tree pose variation. You may find that twists in particular give you that full feeling - especially seated and supine twists. You will end with a bridge pose to balance the twisting actions.

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