Yoga is a light physical activity for your mind and body. Yoga is a combined exercise for physical postures, meditation, relaxation, and breathing. This allows your body to move in a different position to become flexible and fit. The main goal of doing yoga is to improve your awareness and focus. This will also relieve stress and anxiety. This exercise helps the HCG diet in improving your consciousness and focus on the protocol.
Yoga has been used to release endorphins and enable people to relax and remain calm and also lose weight. This is one of the allowable exercises for your HCG diet. Yoga is great for weight training as well as cardiovascular health. It can also help release calories and increases metabolism directly.
Can yoga work along with Phase 2 of the HCG diet?
You are allowed to perform light activities such as yoga on HCG diet Phase 2. Light activities such as yoga allow your mind and body to connect and get back into balance. The HCG diet Phase 2 limits the exercise you can do. This is because there are extreme activities that can affect your weight loss. An extreme activity will make you lose more energy and stimulates hunger.
Basic pose to perform yoga during the HCG diet
- Stand straight up and hands by your side
- Feet flat on the ground and shoulder is width apart
- Knees unlocked and you have to be firm
Raised Arm Pose
- Inhale and slowly bring your arms above your head
- Palms can touch or be apart
- Raise your head slowly with your arms
- Look up slowly and repeat this position
Standing Forward Bend
- Exhale deeply and bend forward
- Get a full stretch within your back by bending your knees
- Pull your head close to your knees slowly
- Stretch forward and down
The benefits of yoga during your HCG diet
Yoga improves your body alignment during the HCG diet. It is calming and heart-healthy. This relieves huge amounts of stress in your back. This light activity can also improve your metabolism. Yoga as well can build strength and help in lowering your blood pressure levels. Thus, improves mood and increases your energy.
Can you lose weight by doing yoga alone?
Yoga can help you burn extra calories but not your body fats. This means that yoga alone is not effective for rapid fat burning. What makes you successful during the HCG diet program is the HCG itself. The HCG burns your body fats and protects your muscle mass. Yoga will just assist the HCG in building your muscle mass and makes it strong.
How often can you do yoga during Phase 2 of the HCG diet?
Yoga is allowed 3 to 4 times per week during the VLCD. You can do this for at least 10 to 15 minutes. You have to be careful in implementing physical exercise to avoid energy loss. This is not allowed if you are hungry or tired because it can spike up your stress levels. Thus, eventually leads to the frequent occurrence of hunger and cravings.