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Yoga to Boost Your Metabolic Pathway

State of relaxation achieved as a result of regular yoga practice seems to be involved with energy metabolism pathways, specifically mitochondrial function, in the test subjects.

A study from investigators at the Benson-Henry Institute for Mind/Body Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) finds that elicitation of the relaxation response — a physiologic state of deep rest induced by practices such as meditation, yoga, deep breathing and prayer — produces immediate changes in the expression of genes involved in immune function, energy metabolism and insulin secretion.

 Sweating isn’t a sign that you’re losing weight or increasing your metabolic rate. Sweat is a signal that your body is working harder to regulate its internal temperature.

The Yogasanas listed below will help rev your metabolism so you can reach your weight-loss goals faster!

Parivrtta Utkatasana (Revolved Chair Pose)

Dhanurasana (Bow Pose)

Salabhasana (Locust Pose)

Setu Bandha Sarvangasana (Bridge Pose)

Halasana (Plough Pose)

 Halasana helps in balancing the metabolic system by enabling a good circulation of adrenal, thyroid and pituitary glands.

Sarvangasana (Shoulder-stand)

Matsyasana (Fish Pose)

Garudasana (Eagle pose)

By regular practice of these yoga-asanas you can keep the metabolic syndrome (a combination of abdominal obesity, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, high triglycerides, or insulin resistance) at bay.

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