Sometimes fitness goers can fall into “camps” – bootcamp fanatics, spin cyclicsts and the list of fitness affinities goes on. But even if you’re not in the yogi camp, the practice can still have great benefits for your body and mind. Trainers Heidi Kristoffer and Robert Nguyen explain the benefits of adding yoga to your exercise routine, with Heidi pointing out that yoga is a complete mind and body workout, and that there are many different styles of yoga so you can find the one that works for you.
Yoga uses your body’s own weight to help build strength. Different poses work different sets of muscles, but all poses involve the use of your core to balance yourself, which helps improve muscle tone. Though all types of yoga help with strength, power yoga is an especially athletic form of yoga that builds strength more quickly. Heidi says when she first took a yoga class she thought it would be a lot of stretching but was happy to find herself drenched in sweat halfway through the class! Continue reading