Yoga is not Enough for Your Muscles

Doing yoga regularly is the best gift that you can give yourself!

A short yoga routine every morning is the ideal way to get your daily dose of exercise. It is also a great way to relax after a tiring day.  However, experts also recommend some additional jogging or once in a while visit to the gym to strengthen your muscles. Yoga helps to reduce stress, anxiety and also strengthen the weakened muscles because of the stretches involved in it. Yoga doesn’t improve your cardiovascular fitness. Two studies conducted among women in different experiments showed that yoga doesn’t meet recommendations for levels of physical activity for improving or maintaining health. It should be supplemented with a gym session. Do you agree?

Read more at nytimes!

4 thoughts on “Yoga is not Enough for Your Muscles

  • September 11, 2014 at 6:47 am
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    I do not agree, depends on the type of yoga done -anyone who does a vinyasa flow or ashtanga type of yoga will understand how cardio it can be – raising the heart rate as well as strengthening the lungs and muuscles in the asanas. Then there is Bikram Yoga – where cardio reaches extreme proportions. So Yoga is not all about simple stretching and lengthening It can be an around workout for health

  • September 11, 2014 at 6:47 am
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    I do not agree, depends on the type of yoga done -anyone who does a vinyasa flow or ashtanga type of yoga will understand how cardio it can be – raising the heart rate as well as strengthening the lungs and muuscles in the asanas. Then there is Bikram Yoga – where cardio reaches extreme proportions. So Yoga is not all about simple stretching and lengthening It can be an around workout for health

  • September 11, 2014 at 12:02 pm
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    I can also pick out positive studies that suggest it is cardio in nature so to me the research is all out what measures have been used for health assessment and I am not convinced the right measures were used here

  • September 11, 2014 at 12:02 pm
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    I can also pick out positive studies that suggest it is cardio in nature so to me the research is all out what measures have been used for health assessment and I am not convinced the right measures were used here

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