Slow yoga or fast yoga-- Which is better for your body?
You know there are different types of yoga, and you differentiate them by their pace fast or slow. You either go for the fast-paced classes like power yoga and vinyasa or opt for the slow ones like hatha or yin yoga. While the type of yoga you choose is a personal preference, if you have ever wondered which type of yoga would be more beneficial, we got you the answer from yoga expert Abhishek Sharma.
If you want to reap all the benefits, you must incorporate both yoga styles in your routine. You must do one power vinyasa yoga session for every two slow sequences like hatha yoga or ashtanga yoga in a week. Remember each type of yoga will have its perks.
Benefits of slow yoga forms
- The postures in hatha yoga lay emphasis on purifying the internal systems of the body like the nervous, endocrine and cardiovascular systems.
- Yin yoga follows two major principles, that is, holding poses for several minutes and stretching the connective tissue around the joint. Yin yoga mainly targets your connective tissues and works on your ligaments, joints, bones and deep fascia networks. It can be beneficial in dealing with eating disorders, addiction, anxiety and trauma.
- Slow yoga will also improve your muscle endurance with isometric muscle contractions. Here are 10 reasons you should practice Iyengar yoga.
Benefits of fast-paced yoga forms
- Vinyasa, on the other hand, is extremely helpful if you are looking to lose weight. It gives you a full body workout, where the flow of movements increases your heart rate, tones your arms and stimulates your core muscles. You can burn up to 500 calories in a power yoga session.
- Besides, a faced-paced yoga session can also help relax your mind and release any blockage of energy flow throughout your body. Would you try these 6 fun and weird types of yoga?
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