With every additional sun salutation, the average practicing yogi would normally find themselves acquiring a unique balance between strength, flexibility and power. But as we lay in a pool of our own sweat in savasana at the end of every class, do we really have it all?
While yoga helps us to stay lithe and nimble, cardio keeps your heart strong while challenging your muscles even further. The average adult is advised to hit at least 30 minutes of cardio every day, strengthening your heart to pump blood throughout your entire body.
Cardio also helps to rejuvenate our bones, reducing the loss of bone mass and risk of damage. With each hop or jump during your cardio workout, your body reacts to the stress from the impact on your foot and sends a message to your brain to build up your bones.
If you haven’t been adding cardio workouts to your weekly routine, fret not because yoga can still keep you covered! For those who might not fancy the daily run or swim, you can simply replace two to three yoga sessions a week with classes that have continuous movements.
So take the first step and hop into any of our high intensity classes here at Trium, such as Pop Pilates, Piloxing, Zumba or HIIT Yoga! Balance these classes with a good steady mix of Restorative and Yin yoga to stretch out your body, and you’re good to go.