I am a hard- core Yoga person. Though not a pro, I can definitely bet on the fact that Yoga is all you need to get the best out of your body. Definitely everything has its pros and cons, yet, Yoga tends to surpass all the cons. It helps you connect the five elements your body is made out of. Namely, air, water, earth, fire and space. Nothings helps you absorb all the goodness of the universe like Yoga. Try, you will feel the magic!
Yoga allows you to understand your body better
You respond to your body in a way that feels good. It unites your mind and body to not just rejuvenating your senses but also appreciating it. You learn to feed yourself with food that will keep it healthy. In a way, you prioritise that best gift you have, the gift of life.
You do not need to waste time working each part of your body separately.
Yoga tends to be more holistic, doing all the job together. You speak of weights training, I speak of balancing your body weight, holding yourself up. It is essentially core-centric. With each pose you engage your core, and stabilise yourself. Yoga helps you flex your muscles and also raise your heartbeats at the same time. Sounds efficient?
It is as good as cardio that pumps your heartbeats and gets your skin flushed out.
You can feel that rush just with a few sun salutations. Kundalini yoga poses do a great job too.
It is inexpensive.
Yoga can be done just anywhere, anytime. You do not need to wait for the time your gym opens for business. You do not need any special equipments to burn those calories or tone your body. You need to worry about what kind of sportswear to get into (or even the brand, if at all you are conscious!). You can just wear anything that you prefer and which allows you to stretch freely. Just that, and you are all set!
Unlike gymming, Yoga has a lot more variety to offer.
You need not get bored or lose interest after a few days. Things can be pretty simple on one day and quite challenging on the other. Looks easy? Try it, you will understand how striking those poses seem unachievable. Even more interesting. Just like you exercise your body through poses, you can very well rest in poses too!
You can steer clear of competition.
A gym is a pretty competitive arena which can either motivate you or get you pretty insecure. Yoga keeps your mind at ease. You can remain on your own without having to worry who is better than you.
There are lesser chances of you ending up with an injury or body aches that are so typical of a gym.
There is no hurry. You can take your own time and do what fits you best. You are in better control of your body.
Born and brought up in India, Anushree's thoughts have been conditioned by a surrounding diverse in all aspects. She aspires to travel round the world and have a taste of the culture, food and music. Her Masters in Political Science has given her a reality check as to where India stands in enlightening its womenfolk. Writing gives her the freedom to materialize her ideas and allow people to sneak into her mind. She finds it fun and liberating.