You may have wondered if you could just do yoga instead of strength training. Many equate "strength training" with weight training. People that practice yoga regularly look fit, as if they go to the gym and lift weights. But they are only using their own body weight. Yoga poses require positions that engage our muscles to control your posture to keep you in balance.
Yoga is more than just...Yoga
We believe that yoga is a more balanced approach to strength training. It conditions your body to perform things you do every day such as bending, twisting, reaching, sitting and walking. Yoga makes our body move in the way it was designed to move and break you out from the pattern of modern lifestyle (head forward, slouching)
Yoga contracts and relaxes muscles through out your body in balance with one another, while weight training isolates one muscle group at a time – like the back and forth of a bicep curl.
Weight training may tighten and shorten the muscles while yoga lengthens and builds functional strength. It teaches you how to use this strength effectively so you develop muscle tone that not only looks good but are also usable in the real world. Just a great way to gain strength and flexibility at the same time.
Yoga also immediately reveals and addresses the muscle imbalances that often lead to injury. By its very nature, yoga helps restore the body to balance and symmetry. Not only does yoga decrease the risk of injury, it also can increase your muscle endurance and pain threshold.
You will learn correct breathing techniques that teach you how to have better control of your breathing and allow you to use the breathe more efficiently as well as using it to move through range of motion. Your body will work synergistically, every joint, muscle and fiber improving all of your bodies functions and well being.
Practicing yoga also enhances your focus, improves your mental clarity and increases your performance in every aspect of your life.
We are not saying weight training is bad for you. In fact weight training is an important part of an overall fitness program. You just need to understand how to train with weights in a functional way, follow a well balanced stretching routine and let's not forget deep relaxation (meditation). That sounds like a lot of work but here is a great solution. Combining Yoga with weights. This hybrid does not only go together well, but it also complements each other perfectly.
Combining Yoga and Strength Training
If you’re looking to maximize your time and give your mind and body a jump start, consider doing a hybrid practice of yoga with weights. It is a great way to super charge your metabolism, get stronger, improve your cardiovascular and have better flexibility. We offer SCULPT YOGA REMIX classes combine weights with yoga flow and poses for an ultimate result. Watch your mind and body quickly transform.
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