>The Stress Factor: Yoga may be able to help

>Is there a stress factor that contributes to a person keeping weight off? There seems to be an intense connection between emotional eating and stress. The anxiety associated with constant weigh-ins, and the stress it creates make it difficult to keep on trying to keep the weight off, especially if unsuccessful.
It seems that there is some evidence linking Yoga with decreasing stress.
Yoga and mindfulness practices can help individuals to learn how to stay calm, leading toward a general improvement of well-being which may improve the chances of a positive outcome related to weight reduction and maintenance.
Stress reduction techniques such as slowing down breathing and learning how to relax effectively may help in developing a more mindful approach to eating.

Stay mindful of your eating and try some yoga!