Benefits of Yoga for Strength Training via LexiYoga

July 12, 2012 -
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hi all!
So excited to have a guest post today
from the amazing Lexi from LexiYoga!

I met Lexi at the Fitness & Health Bloggers Conference
last month in Colorado!

We had an awesome interview while we were there…

& I also told her how I have been wanting to focus more on flexibility!
I don’t know about you all; but my hamstrings are always SO TIGHT
that my lower back is constantly sore!

(I can’t even touch my toes; yikes!)

Needless to say, I need to work on this area of my total fitness.

Lexi was interested in getting more into strength training!

So I thought it would be great to collaborate with Lexi
since we both were interested in what the other was doing!

So Lexi sent me some information on the benefits of Strength & Flexibility.

Article written by – www.lexiyoga.com.

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Balance Strength and Flexibility

Balancing strength and flexibility is important for optimum health.
It’s like yin and yang, you need both to acquire inner and outer harmony.

Yin is associated with the feminine side, which is considered flexible.
Yang is all about strength and power, which is considered masculine.

Both strength and flexibility seem to compliment each other,
and once you work on both, you will not only look your best, but also feel your best.

Strength Training

When you keep fit and strength train on a regular basis,
you increase your energy levels, improve your mood, prevent disease,
burn calories and increase muscle mass.

According to the University of Texas Medical School in Houston,
strength training is the best way to stop, prevent and reverse bone and muscle loss.

This is especially important for women to prevent osteoporosis.

Flexibility

Improving your flexibility not only improves posture, joint health and mobility,
but also maintains a more youthful body, mind and spirit.

With increased flexibility in your quadriceps and hamstrings,
your muscles become more relaxed, which does wonders for your lower back.

Yin yoga is a great way to open and release connective tissues, joint and ligaments,
as you’re holding onto the postures for a longer time, usually from 2 – 10 minutes.
This allows your body to become more limber and flexible.

When you’re involved in flexibility training, such as yoga,
it affects your Neuromuscular Health in a positive way.

Your nerve-impulse velocity, which is the speed at
which a signal is sent to the brain and back, is increased.

Try to include both strength and flexibility training in your
workouts and you will notice a positive difference.

To learn more about the healing powers of yoga visit –www.lexiyoga.com.

Thank you Lexi for this awesome information!!
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Does your fitness routine have a proper
ratio of strength and flexibility?

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