We are convinced that yoga can be useful to almost everyone. This is not just a set of exercises, but also a special approach to life, which helps to fill it with tranquility and serenity, while giving the body health. And although a set of these exercises can make you stronger, should you replace your usual strength training with them?
Very often the term "strength training" is used for other purposes. In most cases - just as in the case of yoga - we use this phrase in relation to not those movements that develop strength, but in relation to those movements that positively affect our general health, contribute to the development of muscle mass, the development of joint mobility. and our physical and spiritual condition.
In this sense, yoga can be a good addition to power loads, since it can develop endurance.
Strength training is a special kind of training, which includes the correct dosed rest, work with weight, at which it is necessary to follow the correct pace of the exercises. This strength training necessarily includes all these parameters, which determine the development of strength and endurance. As a rule, strength training is based on work with weight and on the principle of resistance. With all this, programs such as yoga can also influence the development of strength, but this will not be a traditional approach to strength training. Yoga, gymnastics and interval training of high intensity are good additional programs for power loads, which by themselves are already able to increase your strength and endurance, but they still should not be referred to as “power loads”.
With the help of yoga, you can really get stronger, but only up to a certain level (chaturanga-push-ups help, but not endlessly). Thanks to the poses from yoga, which imply keeping your body in balance, you will be able to develop muscles, however, there will come a time when your development will stop, and then you will need to go to exercises with loads (that is, with weight).
If you are new to yoga, then with the help of gymnastic exercises from yoga, you can develop strength with minimal effort on your part. Before proceeding to the complication, learn to perform spinuranga spinning and learn how to control your body with the mind. Chaturanga - this is not the usual spins, in terms of the psychological approach to them. This exercise really develops the strength of the muscles that are involved. Classical strength training differs from the similar one in that it necessarily includes such indicators as the number of repetitions, the pace of exercise and rest. It is they who determine the effective building up of muscle mass, the development of tendons and the strengthening of the nervous system.
What is the difference between yoga? In yoga, there is no certain number of repetitions of exercises with a clearly defined rest time (as is customary in traditional strength training), therefore, yoga cannot be called strength loading. However, your strength will increase as the nervous system gets used to the movements. You will learn to use the right muscles for each posture, which will help keep the body in balance.
As you practice, you will also be able to develop the work of the mind. Yoga strengthens both our bodies and mind. This is an ancient way to work on yourself, calm and develop your inner life. Breath and openness give life, and if at the same time the strength and endurance of the body also develops, then it is only good. I practice yoga five times a week and thanks to this I survive in the megalopolis.