“You cannot always control what goes on outside. But you can always control what goes on inside.”
Yoga is a perfect mind-body workout. There are hundreds of different poses with multiple variations. These poses are a combination of strengthening and stretching moves that involve breathing, and their intensity depends on their nature. But most of the yoga workouts are moderate and gentle.
Forms of Yoga
A few well-known forms include:
Hatha – The form contains a series of basic movements with breathing.
Vinyasa – The form is incorporate with poses that flow smoothly into one another.
Power – The form is for muscle building; it consists of faster, higher-intensity poses.
Ashtanga – All about breathing, form covers a series of poses combined with a special breathing technique.
Bikram – Classed as “hot yoga.” This form contains 26 complex poses performed in a heated room.
Iyengar – The form covers poses which uses props like chairs, blocks, etc. these props help in moving your body into the proper alignment.
Body Areas Yoga Targets
Arms – It builds your arms strength with the weight of your own body; for example, planks – during planks your hands manage your body weight.
Back – Many yoga poses give your back muscles a good stretch; the practice helps to relieve a sore back too.
Core – Yoga poses targets about all core muscles. It makes your abs and sides muscles tighten.
Tip: if you truly want to burn the middle of your abs, you must try boat pose.
Glutes – With the help of yoga, you can achieve a more sculpted rear. It not only improves the shape of your glutes but strengthening them as well.
Note – Yoga squats, bridges, and warrior poses involve deep knee bend are some effectual yoga poses mostly recommended for glutes.
Legs – It is quite beneficial for all sides of the legs. Yoga poses are effective for toning quadriceps, hips, and thighs muscles without putting any impact on your joints.
Is yoga Good for Me?
Yes, yoga is good for people of all ages. There is no restriction of age or fitness levels when practicing it. You have a variety of options to choose from yoga poses in compliance with your age, fitness level, or medical condition.
Is Location Matters?
No, you can perform yoga anywhere. Indoor or outdoor won’t matter. All you need is just enough space for your workout.
Do I Need Equipment?
Not really, during a yoga workout, you’ll rely on your body weight for resistance, but for safety purposes, a yoga mat is highly recommended.
Yoga and Health Condition
It is a great activity. Even peoples having diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, or heart disease can perform yoga. Pregnant women can perform too. It may help in many pregnancy-related problems.
Precaution: people suffering from any health condition or pregnant woman must ask their doctor before performing yoga.
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