In Sanskrit, yoga means “to yoke” or “to unite” as in the mind, body and spirit. Substantial research has been conducted on the therapeutic benefits of yoga, which includes postures (asanas), breathing (pranayama) and meditation.
The whole of our lives are centered on the breath, yet the breath is something we rarely, if ever truly, pay attention to. The breath serves as our barometer throughout life. We tend to breathe mindlessly. However, none of our daily functions would be possible without a single breath. When proper attention is placed on breathing, a beautiful transformation within the body begins.
Water does not burn fat. That’s true, but it does support weight loss through a series of mechanisms. Did you know that the sensations of hunger and thirst are controlled by the same area of the brain? The hypothalamus, which connects the nervous and endocrine systems and ensures proper transmission of nervous signals between the brain and your glands and organs, is involved in controlling the sensations of hunger and thirst.