Shrink Our Shapes! 505 Weight Loss
“I know I need to stop eating sugar, but I can’t!”
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“Finally! A Weight Loss Yoga Class for Real People with Real Bodies. I can do this!” Jennifer S.
“I lost 46 pounds with Hyp-Yoga and I’m still going! Everything about Hyp-Yoga has helped me in my process of losing weight and in other areas of my life as well…This is a great class for anyone of any age or shape.” ~Amy S.
“Adding Hyp-Yoga to my workout routine has helped me lose 36 pounds in 6 months and keep it off. I feel this class has helped to make healthier decisions to benefit my body and mind. I look forward to more success in a healthy lifestyle with the help of Hyp-Yoga! Thanks Hyp-Yoga!!!” ~Michelle W.
|Real People Making Real Changes…”I have had Rhuematoid Arthritis since I was 14 years old. I am now 32. Hyp-yoga has helped me cope with the disease. Yoga, stretching and strengthening, is great for the joints. With RA, it is best to stay mobile, even through pain, because it will just get worse the more you stay in bed. Balance between down time and exercise is still needed. Hyp-yoga brings that to me easily. It helps me to eat healthy which is instrumental with disease control and assists with those problem areas. Mine in particular was sugar. Hypnosis also helps with another symptom, fatigue. It’s like getting in a “power nap”. It also gives me the confidence to know that I can do anything, even with limitations.” – Melissa G. – Lost 40+ Lbs”Carly and Becky were both so much fun and great instructors. The experience was fantastic and I look forward to taking more classes in the future. Thanks!” ~Callie R.”My eating habits are changing. I’m not battling myself as much…I love how relaxed I feel afterwards. Interesting to know that deep hypnosis is equivalent to 2-3 hours of sleep….All the instructors are very friendly and make you feel welcome and comfortable.” ~M.G. – Lost 30+ Lbs”I have seen how powerful my mind is, helping me loose weight with out me fighting to not eat.” ~Karen H.”Great workout but not exhausting…I walk away feeling refreshed.” ~Sheralyn J
“[The part I enjoyed the most] was that the amount of it really did help me lose inches and weight. I got me to moving and that really helped me and I felt better after I did it. I was also accepted for what I could do…” ~ Jane N.
“My experience with Hyp-Yoga has been wonderful from the start. Carly & Stefany have helped me take the first steps necessary to reach my weight goals and (more importantly) reduce my stress level. I plan to keep going with yoga and likely hyp-yoga. It’s the best exercise program I’ve ever done! Susan Strong – Lost 30+ Lbs
What is Hyp-Yoga?
Over your lifespan you have become who you are. Every day, even moment up to this point has shaped who you are as a human being. Who you are encompasses your character, your behaviors, your habits, your thought and speech patterns, your dreams and desires, your tendencies, your beliefs and your experiences. It has taken years to develop parts of who you are, while other parts are just natural.
Think right now of something about yourself that you have worked at to develop. For example, an ability to appreciate jazz music, a talent such as playing the guitar, an accomplishment such as quitting smoking, a habit such as walking outdoors 3 times a week, or even the routine of making your bed everyday. How long did it take you to develop this behavior or attribute? Sometimes it takes us years to get to the place where behaviors or attributes are natural. We learn and un-learn both good and bad behaviors all the time in life and this is one of the ways we shape who we are, and as a result, it is a very important process – a process that unfortunately we take for granted and leave often to the whims of our current emotional state.
As we look towards what can make us look, act, feel and actually BE younger, we realize this life-long process to creating and developing attributes and behaviors is the KEY to success. It might seem overwhelming to think about. You might think “Everything I say or do is critical to shaping who I am! I need to be paying attention to this all the time and I just don’t have time for that.” You are right, one more thing to consciously think about is not what you need. What we do need is the ability to shape ourselves in positive ways without thinking about it all the time – this is what Hyp-Yoga can teach us (our bodies and our minds) to do!
Hyp-Yoga is a practice of mind/body awareness that brings you beyond the surface mind (the conscious) into the deep mind (the subconscious) and to develop attributes, feelings, thought patterns and behaviors faster and with less effort, allowing you to be who you truly are – your ideal self. We can use the power of our mind and body to stay young, healthy, motivated, energetic and present through the combination of hypnosis and yoga – two affective practices alone, and when fused together ignite the power of change in your life.
Why Hyp-Yoga Works
Your mind, body and spirit are interconnected in a way that when one is affected, the others equally are affected. Think about what happens when you someone gives you a personal complement, maybe you smile (physical) and feel uplifted (spiritual). What happens when you are very stressed or anxious? Maybe you get stomach cramps or heart burn, or you just can sleep at night (physical); maybe you get depressed or overwhelmed (spiritual). What we do or see will affect how we think, even if just a little. And the opposite is true, your body will organically morph into what you think of yourself. It would be wise, knowing this, to only think positive, powerful thoughts that can bring you closer to your ideal self. Spiritually, you will become what you believe and this affects what you do, and how you think. Everything is interconnected, and this is to our advantage.
In a Hyp-Yoga class we work with the body to move deeper into the mind. Hyp-Yoga is unique in how we treat the relationship of body movement with openness of the mind. Many classes or programs will bring you to the place where your mind, body and soul are open and ready to receive positive changes and then just leave you on your own to feel around in the dark for them. Your Hyp-Yoga practice always leads you through a journey of making the most out of your meditative states where change can occur by helping you see your personal big picture and then giving you positive suggestions and affirmations to get you there, all the while helping you enjoy the whole journey.
Your Hyp-Yoga program includes many different elements and tools that you can use to further your journey to being your ideal, youthful self. These include yoga, hypnosis, NLP, EFT, visualizations, self-hypnosis, and affirmations. In the next two sections we will look at our two major components, hypnosis and yoga. The other techniques will be described throughout the book; you can also find more information on our tools at www.hyp-yoga.com.
What is Hypnosis?
Hypnosis is a intense form of attention and awareness. This means that when in hypnosis you are listening with more of your mind than you usually do. This is because hypnosis opens up the subconscious part of your mind – the part of your brain that regulates your metabolism, your heartbeat and your emotions. Tapping into your subconscious is powerful: It keeps working on your goals even when you are not consciously thinking about them!
Hypnosis brings us to a place where we are so relaxed that we can use 100% of our brain to focus on a task at hand. Sometimes we are so preoccupied with all of our thoughts, our worries, and our “To Do” lists that we cannot even concentrate. Our busyness makes it almost impossible for our minds to be completely effective. This is when hypnosis proves useful. We can accomplish so much more with the full attention of our minds that is accessible through hypnosis.
Hypnosis is not scary. It is very natural. In fact, the hypnotic state is really more common than you might think. Any time you have gotten lost in a movie or book you have been in hypnosis. Day dreaming is a form of hypnosis, and so is zoning out when you are driving. You hypnotize yourself all the time! Now you can put that ability to a positive use.
It is important to note that you are not asleep in hypnosis and you are always in control. You will not do anything you do not want to in hypnosis, and you can come out of hypnosis when ever you want. It will be easier to go into hypnosis every time you practice Hyp-Yoga. Repetition in hypnosis is also good – the more you hear Hyp-Yoga’s beneficial suggestions the deeper they will go into your mind until they become a part of who you are.
An analysis of five weight loss studies reported in the Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology in 1996 showed that hypnosis can more than double the effects of traditional weight loss approaches, with subjects losing twice as much weight.2 With hypnosis you learn to think differently and change your relationship towards food. It can also help change your relationship with your workout routine by helping you enjoy it more, knowing that it makes you feel so much better.
Hypnosis is also a great stress reliever, almost like a mental vacation. Who doesn’t need a mental vacation every now and then? Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 1996
Defining and Explaining Hypnosis
Hypnosis and Yoga. Both controversial in their own way, but one has weaved its way into our American Culture more than the other. For many of us, yoga is common place. It has moved from a side-culture activity to mainstream – available in health clubs, studios and home videos. We can find all varieties of yoga, from more eastern inspired practices that include chanting and meditation to more fitness based programs that focus on making the individual sweat and burn calories. Hooray for yoga and its eventual triumphant entry into our exclusive mainstream culture. Some might scoff, but I say the more practicing, the merrier (and the fitter!)
Hypnosis on the other hand has not yet had the sweeping acceptance of our former topic. It is still feared by many. It is called satanic, magic, or imaginary. Don’t worry – yoga was in the same position a short while ago. Our western culture just needs some time and heaps of education to warm up to hypnosis and its many powerful benefits. While we are waiting for this mass acceptance, we, the informed and excited, can take pride in the fact that we are in an important group that will be the leaders of the hypnotic revolution and mass adoption.
Let’s briefly look at what hypnosis is, what it does/does not do, and why we need it to improve our lives. This will be brief, not an extensive study, so you may find yourself with many more questions after we are finished. (This is good. You can post them in the comments if you like, and I will try to answer them.)
The definition of hypnosis that I most often subscribe to is “a heightened state of awareness.” I like this definition best because it highlights the fact that the reader is aware. Not asleep, or not listening/comprehending, but more aware of what is going on than he ever is on a normal basis. In normal life occurrences we only use a small percentage of our brain to focus on the tasks at hand. Most of the research I have read mentions a percentage somewhere between 5% and 15% of our brain. The rest of our brain is dedicated to subconscious activities or inactivity.
Hypnosis brings us to a place where we are so relaxed that we can use 100% of our brain to focus on a task at hand. According to Doctor and Certified Hypnotist Garland H. Fross, using this much of our brain on one task is a hard goal to achieve without hypnosis because, “95% of. . . people do not listen because they are preoccupied with their own problems and thoughts.” The only way to get all their attention is with hypnosis. “With 100% concentration of the mind power on the suggestion, there are no units of the mind power left. . . to be preoccupied with problems.” You are not asleep in hypnosis and most importantly – you are in control still. You will not do anything you do not want to do and you can come out hypnosis when ever you want.
The process of bringing someone into hypnosis is not magical or scary – it is very relaxing and simple. One just needs to be relaxed and open. When I hypnotize someone for the first time, I make sure they are completely comfortable by going through a mental whole body relaxation before I deepen them into a hypnotic state.
Now why do we want to be in a hypnotic state? Well, just think about what you accomplish using 10% of your mind. Now think about what you could accomplish using 100% of your mind! The purpose of hypnosis is to bring you a state where you can work on changing your mind to change you into a healthier person. You can use this to work on self-esteem issues, weight problems, addictions, fears, sadness, stress, success and much more. Many times you are working to take away negative thoughts and beliefs that you have built up over many years and replace them with positive thoughts and suggestions.
Your emotions and reactions to events and comments over time have shaped you. In fact, according to Fross, “Emotion concentrate the mind into a condition akin to, if not identical with, hypnosis. Hypnosis may be defined as a ‘super-concentration on the mind.’ Any idea introduced under emotional conditions will act with the force of a post-hypnotic suggestion.”
Think of all the times you have technically been hypnotized by your emotions either negatively or positively. You can see how powerful and deep concepts are that you have adopted through emotions and how just trying to think or rationalize these beliefs away (with a measly 10% of your mind) is near impossible! It takes years to do it this way. We need to use a tool just as powerful as these emotions to battle the negativity deeply ingrained in us – hypnosis or the use of 100% of our mind. Fight fire with fire and you definitely stand a better chance of conquering your fears, insecurities and failures!
Hypnosis is a powerful, useful tool that is in use in our society today by a few brave souls. We now know that this tool can be used, even on a daily basis, to improve our lives and the lives of others. Hypnosis is not magical or mystical and has nothing to do with religion or evil. It is our duty as the charter members of Hyp-Yoga to spread this message in our mainstream, western culture in order to make the lives of our friends and family more productive, powerful and positive.
What is Yoga?
Yoga literally means union. In Hyp-Yoga we are dealing with the union of our body and our mind. Once we are able to truly tap into this power we can use this power to help ourselves and to help others. Our yoga practice consists of poses that have been passed down through the centuries and have been proven to aid in both strengthening the body and strengthening the mind. Throughout this book we will have yoga poses along with positive suggestions in each segment targeted at keeping ALL of you young and vibrant.
In our Hyp-Yoga Class, we do our yoga for preparation for hypnosis at the end. Yoga helps us to open up our bodies and our hearts, making us more willing to accept new ideas about ourselves and preparing us for a successful hypnosis experience. In Hyp-Yoga, your mind will learn how to bring itself to a relaxed, calm state where your body will have the chance to make the positive changes it desperately needs to keep you healthy and energized.