In order to improve my balance and flexibility i decided to add yoga to my daily workout routine. Thought I would share some of the information i found while researching the topic.
Benefits of yoga:
Types of yoga:
This pdf by health central illustrates the different types of yoga and their benefits.
Vigorous and hot yoga are the best for weight loss.
Yoga poses and sequences:
- Make sure you warm up your muscles before starting, stretching ‘cold’ muscles can cause injury
- Hydrate especially of you are doing hot yoga
- Eat a snack or a meal 1 hour before you start, but make sure you are not full while practicing
- Be aware of how it feels and if some moves are too painful
Poses for runners:
What I look like doing yoga right now:
How i will hopefully look some day: