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How to Lose Belly Fat: Yoga & Sleep!

Summer is just around the corner.  At this time of year, we start to shed our layers and remember that we have a body.  You might think there is nothing you can do to lose stubborn belly fat, but that is simply not true in fact two thing that you love to do can help significantly–yoga and sleep!

Yoga helps by helping regulate the endocrine/hormonal system, by reducing cortisol levels which is the stress hormone that keeps the body storing fat around the midsection.  Yoga can be one of the most transformative exercises for your body.  Weight bearing exercise build strength and stretching increases flexibility.

You don’t need fancy equipment with yoga, your body will do.  The power flow style of yoga classes at Health Yoga Life in Cambridge and Boston will get you in tip top shape for the beach days of summer. Commit to practicing 4-5 times per week and it can be the only exercise you need to do.

In addition, yoga helps you sleep! Being wound up from stress will impact the quality of your rest. Letting it all go on the mat will increase your ability to rest deeply. When sleeplessness strikes try an ancient Kundalini yoga breathing technique-left nostril breathing. It’s so simple. Simply block the right nostril off by applying gentle pressure to the outside of the right side of your nose with your right index finger.  Breathe in and out of your left nostril. You’ll be fast asleep in no time!

Check out the classes at the Boston Health Yoga Life Studio

Check out the classes at the Cambridge Health Yoga Life Studio

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