Saturday, June 23, 2012

How to lose weight by meditating?

Number of people that suffering from over weight problem is increasing day by day. Over weight people are more prone to dangerous and life-threatening diseases. Consequently, everyone in this world wants to shed those extra kilos to live one’s precious life to the fullest. In order to reduce the excessive body weight, the first two things that comes in our mind is exercise and change in dietary habits. Many people include these two things in their life but fail to stick with them for longer period. The main reason for this is the lack of self control. The most effective solution to improve your self control is meditation. Meditation can work wonders for you to stay firm and well balanced so that you can achieve the weight-loss goals without fail.

How to lose weight by meditating?

There are several factors that lead to the problem of over weight such as over eating, hormonal imbalance, lack of physical exercise, poor nutrition, insufficient sleep, etc. However, the major reason for over weight is stress and depression. When people go through stressful times or depression, they take help of some unhealthy food items like candy, cake or ice cream to enhance their mood. Moreover, stress results in release of certain hormones like epinephrine and cortisol. These hormones, generally known as “the stress hormone” and they can develop uncontrollable cravings for salty and sweet foods which ultimately results in over weight.

Meditation is one of the most effective techniques to fight against stress or depression. Meditation has special power to bring back your body and mind to a calm and balanced state. It can make you more focused, more patient and more tolerant. Your mind can focus more on positive outcomes and this help you to stay committed to your weight-loss program. Even after few days of meditation, you can find that your craving for unhealthy food has been reduced to a certain extent. Hence, meditation plays a very important role in reducing the excessive weight of your body. Make sure that you meditate for at least 20 minutes a day to reap maximum benefits of meditation.

Guided Meditation can really help you in achieving your weight loss goal. The Guided Meditation can help you to breathe, relax, and focus more on specific purpose or goal. Follow the steps given below to do the meditation in a right way.

Step 1: Find out a quite place where no one disturb or distract you. Close the doors and ensure that you have turned off everything that makes noise, for example your mobile phone.

Step 2: Select a comfortable place to sit. You can either sit on a cushion on the floor or you can sit on a comfy chair. Take famous lotus pose. No matter where you sit, the important thing is your posture. Always keep your spine straight. This position helps you to remain alert.

Step3: Relax your body and start breathing deeply & calmly. Now, either close your eyes or focus on any one object in front of you like a flower or candle flame. Select any one word that can turn out to be your mantra. The word should be an inspiring one that is related to your weight loss goal, for example lean, slim or healthy. Such words can truly encourage positive body-mind connections.

Step 4: Don’t allow your thoughts to wander. Whenever any other distracting thought comes in mind, let it go and again bring back your attention to your breath.

Step 5: During meditation, repeat your mantra word continuously. Chant the mantra word as you inhale and exhale. Repeat this for about 20 minutes.

There is no doubt that the guided meditation can help you in reducing weight but don’t forget that with the help of meditation alone you cannot attain the weight loss goal. You should make some changes in daily diet and lifestyle along with meditation to live a healthier life.

Meditate to Lose Weight video from youtube:


Honestly, I had no idea that we can get rid of our extra pounds if we meditate. It's an interesting way, but I'm not sure about the results... if they really are.
So, I'm following a weight loss program at, because I have a friend who has great results after this... he looks really good and healthy.

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