How to have a beautiful figure thanks to yoga

We hear about it all the time, whether it's on TV, in magazines or on instagram, yoga is now everywhere.

More than just a trend, yoga is a real lifestyle that dates back more than 5000 years. Yes, that's right!

As a yoga teacher and manager of my own company, Yogis on Roadtrip, I am aware that yoga is often represented by a thin and very flexible chick, but this representation is wrong. It's a common misconception. Yoga is a practice that is accessible to everyone, regardless of age, gender, physical abilities, weight, flexibility etc.

This practice originated in India and at the time, it was mostly men who practiced. The yoga we know in the West, which is the sports part, is called "Asanas" and is actually only a very small part of yoga.


Men practiced these asanas in order to have a healthy body so that they could meditate for hours without moving.

You see, yoga is for everyone...

But let's get back to our sheep: how to have a pretty figure thanks to yoga?

First of all I would like to clarify that the goal of yoga is by no means superficial, quite the contrary. It is about self-acceptance.

Weight loss can be a source of motivation, but there is much more than a beautiful figure to gain. The important thing is not the number on the scale but how you feel about yourself. And to understand and agree with that, yoga will be a real source of learning.





The different types of yoga

First of all, it is important to know that there are many types of yoga (or at least asanas): Hatha yoga, Vinyasa yoga, Ashtanga yoga, Acroyoga, Yoga nidra, Yin yoga, Kundalini yoga etc. The list is long, very long. So there is something for everyone!

Of course, if your goal is to refine yourself, I recommend you to choose a dynamic yoga like Vinyasa or Ashtanga.

Nevertheless, any type of yoga is good because the most important thing is to re-appropriate your body.

Depending on your personality and your desires, you will develop a preference for a particular style of yoga. I therefore advise you to try several styles of yoga but also several teachers. In fact, I sincerely believe that depending on the person who teaches, you will enjoy a class more or less. We all have affinities and that's completely normal.


A regular practice

There is no secret, the key to success is consistency. I always recommend that my students practice at home because in order to progress, it is necessary to favour REGULAR sessions.

You will make more progress by practicing a little every day (for 15-20 minutes) rather than forcing yourself to do a big session once every two weeks.

I reassure you, if you practice regularly, you will see and feel the progress quickly.

"Yes, but it's not easy to practice regularly with work and the kids," you'll tell me... Yes, it's not easy, but you don't get anything for nothing.

The little trick? I advise you to motivate yourself with a friend and practice together. Whether it's in the studio or at home, it's always easier to motivate yourself when there are two of you.


A healthy and natural diet

One of the reasons why yogis are often fit is because of their healthy diet.

A misconception is that you have to be vegan, eat only seeds and drink smoothies.

This is obviously not true. On the other hand, yogis are aware of what's on their plates. They pay attention to their diet to feel good every day and to be able to move comfortably. When we practice yoga regularly, we quickly tend to give up fatty and difficult to digest foods because it can cause nausea if we practice right afterwards. Of course, there is also a notion of ethics and respect for the environment.

In all cases, we must favor unmodified, local and seasonal foods.

To do so, go to your local grocery store to do your shopping.

What we eat is a direct reflection of how we feel. A healthy and balanced diet helps you feel good about your skin and not just because of your weight.

The food you eat has a direct impact on your mind. For example, it has been proven in a study published in the medical journal "Frontiers in Molecular Neuroscience" that sugar is bad for your mental health (increased stress, impact on memory, feeling tired...).

Therefore favors everything that comes from nature (fruits, vegetables, seeds ...)! It's good for your body, for your head, for the environment and for your wallet. Only positive things!




We stop bad habits and promote "Self love".

We all have bad habits and that's understandable. The important thing is to identify those bad habits that make you feel bad.

As Aristotle said, "We are what we repeat every day. »

This bad habit can be smoking, stress, working too hard or putting yourself down... I reassure you, we're all inclined to it.

I would like to emphasize the importance of putting oneself down. We've all looked at ourselves in the mirror and denigrated what we see. Is it constructive? Absolutely not, on the contrary, it is destructive. Why is it destructive? Because your internet discourse is important, even essential.

Let me explain: according to Europe 1, we have more than 60,000 thoughts per day. 60,000 per DAY!

Now imagine that 80% of these thoughts are negative. Incredible isn't it? Unfortunately this is the reality for the majority of people.

The good news? You can change that.

Over time, try to replace your moments of depreciation with a healthy habit, like a yoga session. When you say it like that, it sounds difficult, but according to a study in England, it takes 66 days to create a new habit.

66 days is 2 months and 2 months is not that long to change your life, is it?




Yoga is a good way to create a beautiful figure. There are many postures that target specific parts of the body, ideal for reworking the areas you want. To obtain results, regular practice and a healthy diet are essential.

But when you practice yoga, there is much more than a pretty figure to gain. Indeed, it's time to stop putting yourself down and start developing a healthy physical and mental practice, to feel good about yourself, all year round. Because what is really important is not the weight on the scale but how you feel in your body.