We’ve all heard about how great yoga is for flexibility and relaxation, but what you may not realize is how great of a workout it can be too. Some say a strong heated vinyasa class can burn over 450 calories an hour, not to mention the muscular development and cardiovascular challenge! More doctors are recommending yoga for weight loss and general fitness than ever before, and we couldn’t agree more. Adding yoga into your regular exercise routine or even starting a new exercise routine with yoga as the foundation is a great step towards enhancing your health.
Recognizing yoga’s place in general fitness many studios, including Mindstream Yoga, now offer yoga classes that utilize weights and other sculpting and cardio interval exercises in addition to traditional yoga poses. These classes raise the intensity level beyond even that of a traditional heated flow class, and it’s hard to argue that you won’t leave feeling like you got a great workout. If you’re comfortable in a vinyasa class and are looking for an additional challenge, or are an athlete looking for cross training, come into the studio and try our CrossStream class today!
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