Benefits of Practicing Yoga at Home

Practicing yoga or going to gym is very difficult to choose. They are little bit related. Doing yoga before to the gym workout reduce the risk of injury and help to warm up the body. Yoga after gym workout helps to relax the muscles.

In gym we generally burn more calories than we take. This will result in weight loss and muscle buildup. But yoga works very slowly in weight loss. According to Mayo Clinic, a person burns around 240 calories in 1 hour yoga; the same person burns 360 calories during an hour of exercise. Yoga helps in weight controlling. Yoga and gym have their impact to make our body healthy and fit.

Yoga is a way of life. It is derived from the Sanskrit word ‘yuj’. It means ‘to unite or integrate’. Yoga integrates the body, mind and spirit. Yoga is about balancing the body with the mind through various breathing techniques (Pranayama), yoga postures (asanas) and meditation. Some people said that yoga is as old as human civilization. But the evidence of yoga was found in stone seals excavated from the Indus valley. The stone seals show figures of Yoga postures. According to these evidences yoga belongs to 3000 B.C.,

Benefits of yoga:

  • It helps to achieve mental and emotional balance through regular practice of Sudarshan Kriya. It is a powerful rhythmic breathing technique that eliminates anger, stress, and depression. It makes mind energetic and relaxed.
  • Regular practice of Pranayama reduces the stress levels.
  • Meditation keeps mind happy and peaceful.
  • It provides flexibility and stability to the body through yoga asanas and also develops concentration power.
Benefits of yoga

Benefits of yoga

Gym is one of the best ways to make your body healthy and fit. Proper workouts at gym fight with heart problems and obesity. Cardiovascular exercises improve the blood circulation to the entire body. Workouts will help you to lose weight. It will give a good shape to your body.
Exercise lowers the stress levels as pituitary gland releases endorphins. These are natural stress relieving hormones. Gym instructor suggests appropriate fitness plan for your body type.
Workouts like aerobics, and running on treadmill improves oxygen supply to the tissues. It will help in strengthening the muscle and improves joint flexibility.



A research done by the South African Memory Resource Center reveals that exercise will help to get sound sleep at night. The Alzheimer’s Research Center reveals that exercise is the best way to fight with Alzheimer’s.

It’s very tough to take a decision whether opt for gym or yoga. There are few important points taken into account the risk factors such as age, other health conditions like, heart problems, blood pressure, and spinal problems. Because both yoga and gym has vigorous stretch exercises. They may lead to other sever problems. It’s better to consult your doctor before going for it and choose in accordance to your preference.

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