For any workout or at the beginning of exercise, what comes up in our mind is to build strength. However, it’s concerned with yoga when a certain myth blows out that yoga can’t build strength. And so you have to hit the gym for the same…A big no-no!
We are performing yoga from the ancient period and these traditional asanas are really helping for the prolonged period. Daily practice of yoga aids in building endurance. Stretching in yoga asana gives the flexibility that helps us to maintain the overall dynamic movements of our body. The new inspiration and knowledge are from dance, cardio, athletic discipline and martial arts.
Performing Yoga on daily basis actually makes your lifestyle more easy and comfortable. Yoga is helpful in two ways if you are planning to build your core strength. First and foremost, the daily dose of yoga forms a repetition mode of your body. The fact backed by science is that if you progressively repeat the muscle movement then our muscles grow back stronger. The second reason to build your strength with yoga is that the different asanas in yoga come from beginner to advanced level. These levels allow us to make our body movements easier or difficult. By utilizing the two principles of repetition and modifications aids in building your muscles stronger and boosts your skeletomuscular look.
However, we are stressing on Yoga poses to build the body for a longer time, we should also focus on our daily meals and healthy practices to fill in the gaps in bodybuilding. Structuring and regulating our lifestyle is also necessary as performing the yoga routine on daily basis. Start your yoga hour in the early morning and get these few tips to start your strength training!
Tip 1- Begin your routine with a warm-up or Surya Namaskar!
Strength-based yoga may stress your muscles more than usual. Hence, direct practice yoga poses can harm your body especially your muscles as the sudden stretch can cause muscle tear or muscle pull or any kind of muscle pop. In order to avoid such kinds of injuries, it is necessary to begin with warm-up exercises or simply a sun-salutation will also do.
Tip 2- Start with an Easy one!
Stretching is one of the important elements when we begin with our yoga. Hence, it is necessary to start with easy yoga poses like pranayama, chair pose, warrior pose, wind relieving pose so that your body muscles get a little loose to increase the flexibility of your body. People often start with difficult exercise too. However, if you are drilling on with difficult exercise, it is necessary to take needed precautions and support while performing such exercise.
Tip 3- Adding Strength-based Yoga poses!
After trying a few poses, one should add strength-based poses like child pose, cobra poses or Bhujangasana with at least 3-5 repetitions. This helps to make your muscles stronger and aids in building muscle strength. It eventually helps in growing your muscles stronger. Start your strength-based poses from the beginner level and then try for the intermediate level.
Tip 4- End up with additional mobility!
Sometimes, we tend to give our body a little stress while performing difficult poses so it is mandatory to show some love to your body by adding mobility poses. End your workout with the Sphinx pose or Salamba Bhujangasana so that all your stretched muscles can relax in a meantime. These poses will ensure that your muscles are back to normal and it’s also done to avoid any kind of injury.