Why yoga is more effective than gym

When fitness and health is the goal, you need to choose the path that takes you there for the long haul. It’s easy to start on any exercise program, even gymming; the difficult part is sustaining it over time.

Working out in fits and starts often becomes counter productive as any weight you lose may come back at you with a vengeance during the low trough phase of your regimen cycle.

Hence it’s that much more important to select the right exercise program. It’s quite de rigueur these days for fitness enthusiasts of all age groups to head to the nearest gym that’s sure to have mushroomed in your locality, with the latest equipment, treadmills, weights and other contraptions.

But what are these rigorous, strenuous exercises doing to your knees and other joints? Much wear and tear takes place of muscles and tissues in the quest to lose weight and/or become fitter. It is the vigour of these programs that is often responsible for a high drop-out rate and at the very least, sporadic or irregular visits.

Yoga in comparison is a gentler, more sustainable option. It works out every part of your body, starting from your toes right up to the head, strengthening it from the outside as well as toning the inside.

Regular practise of yoga activates and strengthens the internal organs. It involves a lot of stretching, bending, twisting, curving and straightening, thereby acting as a complete exercise program, without the wear and tear that regular gym goers routinely have to endure.

Plus you don’t need to spend a small fortune on a gym membership. Yoga is more cost-effective even if you join a class. It has longer lasting health benefits with the only side effect being an overall sense of well-being.

Yoga is a holistic workout, unlike gymming which works only on the physical level. But as with everything else that’s good for us, consistency is a key factor in producing noticeable results.

If you are sufficiently interested and stay in Santa Clara, drop by Esha Yoga. We have yoga classes tailormade to suit you. Pay up online and walk into the session that works best for you. The yoga mat is calling.

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