Being a Personal Trainer and a Yoga Teacher, it’s obvious my fitness routine is includes both, weights and yoga. Weightlifting and Yoga are like Yin and Yang, balancing the body in every way it needs. Strength training helps breakdown and build muscle while yoga speeds up muscle recovery and improves flexibility, all the while, connecting to your highest self. Strength training is the outer work while yoga is the inner work. This yummy duo packs a punch when it comes to improving your fitness progress. I believe in balance and these are two tools you don’t want to miss out on your own Balancebuilding® journey. Adding a mix of both to your weekly fitness routine has endless benefits but here’s a few reasons why you should be considering it.
Stretching and increasing flexibility..
- Increases endurance and strength
- Improves balance and flexibility
- Improves body posture
Improving these things will…
- Encourage muscle growth
- Improve muscle efficiency
- Improve circulation
- Decrease lactic acid build up
- Reduce muscle recovery time
And not to mention, you get all of the other blissful benefits of yoga including…
- Improve respiration, energy and vitality
- Encourage relaxation
- Decreasing stress
- Reduction in inflammation
- Promote sleep quality
- Relieve anxiety
- Can reduce chronic pain
Yoga could be the key to unlocking the extra nudge in progress you need. Start out by trying a yoga class on YouTube or find a local class you enjoy. There is so much more to gain than lose from just trying!
*If you are local to me, in Morgantown, WV, I teach a biweekly Stretch and Flex Yoga Class every other saturday at 9am at the MindBody Center (2000 Coombs Farm Road). See you there!