Shapeshifter Yoga

 


Introducing the breakthrough program
that gets you back to the body and
mind you love and need!

Dear Friend,

If you’ve been looking for a way to lose stubborn pounds and inches…

If you think you’ve tried everything to flatten your tummy, slim your thighs, firm your butt, and tone those jiggly arms…

And if you’ve had it up to here with exhausting, boring exercise that eats up time you don’t have and leaves you sore and achy…

Then I’ve got great news for you.

I’m going to tell you about an easy, relaxing, and FUN way to lose the flab, lose the inches, and lose the stress. It can help you finally fit into your “skinny jeans” and get your sexiest body ever!

Not only that, it can help you enjoy non-stop energy, banish tension and anxiety, sleep better than you have in years, soothe everyday

 aches and pains, and much more.

You don’t have to join a gym or exercise class — in fact, you don’t even have to leave home. You can do it no matter how inflexible or out of shape you are now, and you won’t hurt or strain a single muscle. And you can see a significant difference in as little as 20 minutes a day, three days a week. That’s just one hour a week!

What am I talking about? A breakthrough approach to yoga — yes, yoga — that reshapes your body… while transforming your health and your life!

Slow down, relax… and get into
your “skinny jeans” again 

 

Now, chances are you may not think of yoga as “real” exercise. Maybe you think it’s simply stretching… holding what may seem like awkward poses… or humming “om”.

But there’s so much more to yoga. That’s why I want to get the word out to as many people as possible about the amazing body-shaping and life-transforming benefits it can offer you.

Kris Fondran, founder of Shapeshifter Yoga, 6 days before her 45th birthday.

My name is Kris Fondran. Years ago, I was the last person you’d think of as doing yoga. I was a long-distance marathon runner — and a classic, hard-charging “type A” personality. I always felt I had to run harder and faster in every area of my life: wife, mother, graduate student, and teacher.

Then I discovered yoga. Fortunately, I discovered it at a studio that taught yoga in its truest sense: slow-moving, focused, relaxing, and connected to the body. Doing yoga this way transformed my life by helping me finally slow down, instead of always going too fast.

Yoga also transformed my body. It’s like the ultimate anti-aging medicine! I’ve had three kids and am hitting my late forties. Yet I can still put on a bikini and feel great about how I look.

 I also sleep like a baby at night and feel healthier than ever. I don’t have the usual aches and pains that crop up at middle age, even as a former marathon runner. Plus I enjoy more energy than people I know who are 10 or 20 years younger than me!

 

Why yoga is better than jogging for burning off calories

 So how can something as “easy” and relaxing as yoga do such amazing things for your body? It’s because while you can do yoga and not work up much of a sweat, it doesn’t mean you’re not working your body hard. Let me explain…

 I have a Master’s degree in Exercise Science, so I have a good knowledge of human anatomy and performance. I’ve even conducted my own research on yoga in a lab and compared it to cardio exercise. And you may be shocked to hear what I learned from a recent experiment.

 

I had a colleague hook me up to a special device that measures caloric expenditure. Then I did a series of simple yoga postures strung together in something I call a “flow”, which put my body into a perfect fat-burning zone. During one 10-minute flow, the device showed I burned 7 calories per minute. That adds up to 420 calories in an hour — about what I’d burn by jogging!

Plus yoga is much better for your joints than jogging. With jogging, I’d have to worry about putting all that stress on my knees and hips. In fact, I had developed bursitis in my hip from all those years of jogging. But with yoga, my joints became stronger and more flexible, instead of stiff and achy.

 

That’s because yoga's fluid movements allow your joints — even if they’re swollen or painful — to glide smoothly over one another, improving strength and mobility… with NO wear and tear. And you’re able to burn off just as many calories — and even more fat!

The hidden trigger that’s making you fat…
and how to reverse it

You heard me right… yoga helps you burn off more fat — another huge advantage over cardio exercise. In the calorie study I just told you about, 6.3 of those 7 calories I burned per minute doing yoga were from FAT. That comes out to a whopping 90% — the same as with jogging! But yoga does something else to help you burn off more fat: it lowers cortisol.

 

Cortisol is a hormone your body releases when it’s under stress, which is why cortisol is often called the “stress hormone”. It’s part of your body’s “fight or flight” response, designed to help you flee from danger or protect yourself from predators. When your body releases cortisol, it floods your body with energy and gives you a higher pain threshold.

The problem is, many of us are walking around with high cortisol levels all the time — and it’s not due to the life-threatening situations this stress response was designed for. Instead, it’s due to everyday stressors, like an argument with your spouse or a rough day at work or at home with the kids.

Anything that puts emotional or physical stress on your body can increase cortisol. Even strenuous exercise like jogging can raise your cortisol to sky-high levels. And these increased cortisol levels could be making you fat!

That’s because when your cortisol levels go up, it signals your body to eat more — so you feel hungry all the time. This causes you to eat bigger portions and snack more often, leading to weight gain.

Cortisol also raises blood sugar when you’re feeling stressed. This spike in blood sugar makes your body store more fat. And the kind of fat you’re most likely to store is visceral fat — the dangerous belly fat that’s 

 

Helps you lose stubborn flab and belly fat — and keep it off!

You can see why you want to avoid stressing out your body and raising cortisol levels. Unfortunately, it’s almost impossible to erase stress from our lives. But research shows you can lower your body’s cortisol levels by doing yoga.

In 2009, Indian researchers proved that cancer patients who followed a yoga program had lower levels of cortisol than those who did not. And another study published in the Annals of Behavioral Medicine showed that healthy college students who practiced yoga had lower cortisol levels.

 

This means you can do yoga and get the powerful fat-blasting effects of vigorous cardio exercise, and reduce your cortisol levels at the same time. This can help you lose stubborn flab and belly fat… and keep it off! Plus you can forget about the boring monotony of jogging, running on a treadmill, or riding a stationary bike.

When you do one of the easy yoga flows like I did in my calorie study, it almost feels like dancing. So you can have FUN while you’re getting fit and toned! Plus you’ll be amazed how yoga really does help you drop those extra pounds…

Study proves a half hour of yoga a week can make 19 pounds vanish!

A recent clinical trial — funded by the National Cancer Institute — looked at 15,500 healthy, middle-aged men and women. All of them completed a survey about their physical activity (including yoga) and their weight between the ages of 45 and 55.

 

Researchers then analyzed the data and factored out diet and other forms of exercise that could trigger weight changes. They discovered that people who were already overweight to start lost about 5 pounds on average, simply by doing one 30-minute session of yoga a week!

Meanwhile, those who didn’t practice yoga gained nearly 14 pounds. That’s about a 19-pound difference… or the difference between wearing a size 8 dress and a size 12! All from doing a mere half-hour a week of yoga.

Imagine how great it would be to see the numbers finally budge on your bathroom scale and fit into your favorite clothes! But once you lose those extra pounds, you could still not like how you look if your muscles are shapeless and flabby.

 

Crank the fat burn as you sculpt more muscle

When it comes to strength training, forget about “no pain, no gain”. You can get a shapely butt, flat abs, jiggle-free arms, and toned thighs without being a slave to weight machines, dumbbells or resistance cords.

That’s because when you do yoga, you don’t have to lift weights. Instead, you lift your own body weight. In many poses, you position your body in ways you ultimately support with your muscles. This helps sculpt your physique in ways other strength-training methods can’t touch!

Even better, as you build those rock-solid abs, arms, thighs, and butt, you’re replacing fat with muscle. The more muscle you build, the more you rev up your metabolism. This helps you burn off even more fat and calories! So achieving your ideal weight becomes even easier.

You’ll love how sleek and firm your body looks once you begin doing yoga regularly. Plus the weight-bearing aspects of yoga help you build strong bones and improve your posture, helping you stand tall and look more confident. But that’s not all…

 

You won’t just look better than you have in years, you’ll FEEL better, too!

I think you can see how doing yoga can shape your body, improve muscle tone, and help you drop those extra pounds. But yoga is much more than a way to get your body looking good. It also makes you FEEL good…

  • You’ll feel less anxious and more energized… There’s nothing like yoga to help calm your busy mind so you can relax. It gives you that much-needed “me time” to focus on yourself and your body. It also helps improve your mood and energy levels. A 2011 Japanese study looked at women who practiced yoga for two years and compared their mental states to women who didn’t do yoga. The women who practiced yoga experienced less tension, anxiety, anger, and fatigue. They also scored higher on energy, mental acuity, and emotional balance.

  • You’ll sleep like a baby at night… Whether you have trouble falling asleep or staying asleep, yoga can lull you off to dreamland and keep you there. Check out this study on chronic “insomniacs” published in the medical journal Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback.

That’s where yoga is especially helpful. It not only helps you burn off calories, lose stubborn fat, and shed pounds, it firms and tones every muscle in your body!

 

  • Those who added a simple yoga practice to their daily routine enjoyed dramatically improved sleep. They averaged an extra 36 minutes of sleep time a night, fell asleep 15 minutes faster, and reduced the number of nighttime awakenings by more than a third!

  • You’ll enjoy the best sex of your life… Here’s another way yoga makes things better in the bedroom. It can help boost desire and arousal, increase lubrication, intensify orgasm and satisfaction, and reduce pain. One study published in the Journal of Sexual Medicine found yoga significantly improved sex for women in all six of these crucial ways. And the improvement was even greater in women over age 45!

  • You’ll suffer less pain and discomfort… Yoga can be a “miracle worker” for your aching back, joints, and muscles. It improves flexibility and range of motion while reducing pain and stiffness. One study found people with low back pain who did yoga noticed a significant improvement in back comfort and function compared to other treatments!

I know yoga can do all of these wonderful things for you and more. But you can’t just do any yoga. It’s very important to do the right yoga poses, and do them correctly. Yet the way some people are teaching yoga is giving it a bad rap… and making sports doctors and orthopedists rich!

 

Caution: Not ALL yoga instruction is created equal

Unfortunately, many yoga classes are led by teachers who haven’t had much training, either in yoga or in how the human body works. This can put you at risk of hurting yourself. It’s no wonder one sports doctor I know says he sees more injuries from “health club” yoga than anything else!

CLIENT REVIEW #2

Best I ever felt in my life!

“I’ve experienced more energy, more leanness to my body, as well as more flexibility. I'm also able to sleep easier when I to go to bed. My body doesn't ache of soreness from back or any other body part. I feel lighter on my feet, and I just feel great overall. Best I ever felt in my life and it's getting better! Thank you Shapeshifter Yoga! You're changing my life and I’m grateful for it.”

— A. Garcia, Oregon

Even if the teacher is well-trained, you can end up in too big of a class and not be able to see what the teacher is actually doing. Or there’s some sort of competitive vibe where everyone is trying to do the pose better or longer than the person next to them.

And don’t even get me started on Bikram yoga, also known as “hot yoga”. I recently found myself in a Bikram class while traveling (I had gone out of curiosity). Lucky for me, I was familiar with the individual postures and had enough body awareness to know my own limits.

But I was shocked at how hard even the beginning students in the class were pushed. While doing one hip stretch pose, the instructor actually urged us to “do it until it hurts!”

Yoga should never hurt. Whenever you do a pose, it’s all about what’s best for your body — not the person next to you. And when you do the poses correctly over time, you’ll see your body become stronger, 

 leaner, and more flexible… without straining your joints and muscles. Best of all, you can see fantastic results in just one hour a week!

Not only have I seen this myself and with my students, I’ve got research to back it up. I once conducted a study on the health and fitness benefits of yoga for my Master’s degree. And I witnessed first-hand how even a simple 10-minute practice of yoga twice a day, three days a week, can make a dramatic difference in how you look and feel. Here’s what one woman who took part in my study had to say about it…

“Not only did I lose weight during the time of your study, but I became more flexible, felt energized, and felt good about my body and self, inside and out!”

— Karin Faletic, study participant

 


 

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