Did you know that you can practice strength training via yoga? Yes, it is quite possible. There are many poses and exercises that make great yoga for strength!
Move through the rest of your regular practice after strength work
I would like to make an idea here, but I will base it on my personal experience and not on any kind of scientific research or research of any kind.
The idea behind this approach is that a force – based on yoga practice – becomes heavier than the usual strain on the body, which means it is important to warm up thoroughly without wasting energy or exhausting yourself. That might mean a few sun salutes or a short river, but it won’t kill you. Start by warming up – sweating slightly and warming up until your heart rate is elevated.
First the skill work, then the stamina work and finally the strength work – the warm-up – warm-up and warm-up.
This will be the time when you have the most energy and focus on working on skills-based movements. Note that there are two exceptions to this approach – in yoga, challenging positions often put you in top positions at the end of your exercise. Although not necessarily harmful, you should only venture to your full capacity when you are often already exhausted.
To warm up – and to work on your skills, now is the time for strength work – take long pauses from Childs poses for repetition and flow. Work on positions that require flexibility (as opposed to strength and balance) and put them into practice when you spend more time opening. For extra strength, take a long break from children who are working on repetitions of flow poses or for a more challenging position, for example.
End with additional mobility and flexibility work
Make the difficulty of the mini-flow program depending on your student’s level by performing one or two movements or postures that you achieve. They will eventually adapt to any challenge, but not overwhelming – especially in the first few weeks.
Once you have maximized the power of your mini-flow, you can continue with the rest of the exercises as you would normally do. I think the more you focus on the flow, the greater the ability of the student to concentrate and the better.
If you put additional strain on your body through difficult currents or concentrated currents, give the body parts a little more love. One could focus more on the postures that focus on endurance, such as back, shoulders, hips, knees, and back.
The extra work means you need a little extra cooling to avoid injury and maintain your exercise. When you work on your core, take time to pose in sphinx, and when it is a hand-balancing act, open your wrists. Every yogi is capable of amazing achievements, but not all yogis do it at the same time.
It must be experimental and scientific, and all parts should build on what is known from other disciplines. This part should be based on knowledge of yoga, meditation, yoga exercises, or any other discipline we know.
Gathering strength through yoga is not difficult, but it requires structuring the flow itself through strength exercises – targeted movements through repetitions and adjustment to the increasingly tough postures as you grow.
Hopefully, these quick tips can help you on your journey and I am happy to share my experiences with you. If you are trying a similar approach, please contact me for more information or to try it yourself!