My Journey Into “Gentle Yoga”

 

I recently read an article in “Prevention Magazine,” ( June 2014 edition, by Hillardi Dowdle) extolling the virtues of “Gentle Yoga.”  The article concentrated on Jillian Pransky, a New Jersey-based yogi.  What was completely amazing to me was the fact that scientific evidence now exists that 10 minutes a day of gentle yoga contributed to a significant weight loss for practioners.  This was on top of all the other added benefits of doing yoga on a regular basis.  I was enthralled!

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(I found the above image on Pinterest but could not find a working website for the image.)

Here is the link to the article on Prevention.com at http://www.prevention.com/weight-loss/weight-loss-tips/surprising-way-gentle-yoga-can-help-you-lose-serious-weight.

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(Image from Prevention.com at http://www.prevention.com/weight-loss/weight-loss-tips/infographic-how-yoga-makes-you-skinny).

Here is the link to Pransky’s Gentle Yoga video from Prevention.com at http://www.prevention.com/prevention-videos/easy-yoga-weight-loss.

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According to Yogi Pransky, “One of the key aspects of making gentle yoga work for you is to close your eyes and set an intention for your practice.”  My intention is to get more flexible.  I walk about 2 and a half miles a day and sometimes stiffness plagues me late in the day.  As a beginner, I want to do my 10 minutes of Gentle Yoga in the afternoon to help me relax in the evening.

I have decided that anything that helps me lose weight and feel relaxed each day is something I want to participate in. Today is the first day of my yoga challenge.  JOIN ME for 10 minutes a day and try Gentle Yoga.  Then, comment on this post and let me know your progress and I will share mine.  Do something nice for yourself.

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2 comments

  • Hey, I just found your blog and think I would like to follow you. I read the article in prevention magazine and started the gentle yoga. Today is day 68. I too am looking towards retirement in a few years. My 1st goal was 60 days and now I working towards 120 without missing a day. I have added a few more gentle moves and it takes approximately 20 – 25 minutes each day. Looking forward to hearing about your progress and sharing mine. B. Cheeley

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