Mind Body Practices Vs Traditional Strength and Conditioning
Do we really need a gym membership? Recent studies on Mind Body Practices show they improve strength equally.
The main difference is Mind Body Practices significantly increase full body functionality, and strength through the upper and lower body.
Mind Body Practices are an ancient method of full body strength and conditioning
Yoga, QiGong, and TaiChi involve movement with the alignment of breath control. It also trains the Cardiorespiratory and Cardiopulmonary systems.
The ancient practices train all five elements of fitness simultaneously.
- Muscular Endurance
- Cardio Respiratory Endurance
- Body Composition, Muscle Tone
Many benefits to offer right in the privacy of your own living room
Maintained practice of 25 – 40 minutes per session over 6 weeks produces results, and have full body benefits
- Increased Strength Throughout the Full Range of Motion
- Increased Cardio Respiratory/Cardiopulmonary Efficiency (VO2/Max, Nutrient Absorption, Lowered Heart Rate at rest and during exercise, Increased Volumetric Efficiency)
- Muscular Tone / Body Composition, Fat Loss
Long term practice has astounding benefits to health and wellness
Ancient Monks, and Yogi’s where far more intelligent than given credit.
These practices activate DNA and RNA that make our bodies much stronger.
Maintained Benefits of Practice
- Increased Bone Density
- Increased Soft Tissue Extensibility and Tensile Strength of Nerves, Muscles, Tendons, Ligaments, Fascia
- Increased Beneficial Hormone Production (Human Growth Hormone, Testosterone, Estrogen, Metabolic Efficiency)
- Improved Range of Motion Through the Joints
- Improved Neuromuscular Efficiency
- Increase in Immune System Efficiency
Finding time for exercise in this day and age is challenging
The CDC recommends we get four 45 minute sessions of aerobic, and four 45 minutes of anaerobic exercise every week.
Mind Body Practices save time, and rejuvenate the body. The benefits outweigh those of traditional strength training.
Intermediate Athlete Vinyasa Flow
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|MLA||Niles, Halsey et al. “Functional Genomics in the Study of Mind-Body Therapies.” The Ochsner Journal 14.4 (2014): 681–695. Print.|
|APA||Niles, H., Mehta, D. H., Corrigan, A. A., Bhasin, M. K., & Denninger, J. W. (2014). Functional Genomics in the Study of Mind-Body Therapies. The Ochsner Journal, 14(4), 681–695.|
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|APA||Polsgrove, M. J., Eggleston, B. M., & Lockyer, R. J. (2016). Impact of 10-weeks of yoga practice on flexibility and balance of college athletes. International Journal of Yoga, 9(1), 27–34. http://doi.org/10.4103/0973-6131.171710|
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|APA||Bhutkar, M. V., Bhutkar, P. M., Taware, G. B., & Surdi, A. D. (2011). How Effective Is Sun Salutation in Improving Muscle Strength, General Body Endurance and Body Composition? Asian Journal of Sports Medicine, 2(4), 259–266.|