Yoga has been known for decades as an important form of exercise and breathing techniques. But yoga with weights is a combination of two powerful, time-tested exercise systems. Winner of ‘Mr. America’ title Walt Baptiste was a bodybuilder who won this contest in 1949. He had an interesting yoga journey, one that combines yoga with weights. Walt started as a bodybuilder and later incorporated yoga into his exercise program. Instead of moaning & groaning and straining himself in his body building workouts, Walt discovered how to apply breathing techniques in his exercise regime and practice yoga along with his weight training. Thus the concept of weight yoga took birth.
Working out with weights is one of the best ways to achieve overall physical fitness, and yoga known for its benefits for personal development. By combining yoga with weights it not only addresses the needs of your body but it also goes beyond the physical dimension of your well-being. It helps you cultivate peak performance and achieve higher quality of life.
Yoga with weights consists of 1,3 or 5 pounds of weights on your ankles or wrists. The weights
Alleviate your body and help you achieve higher levels of physical benefits. It’s not just a tool to lose weight but also helps your body mind and spirit beyond comprehension. Practicing yoga regularly can be a way of your well being and help you discover your true self through this journey.
Doing yoga with weights also make you feel the effect of exercising much sooner and faster. It takes months to practice this art of yoga form and for you to totally grasp this concept. The weights train your muscles and you have to figure out how and where to move your body parts to achieve maximum benefit. The weight helps you to move your body in the right position and forces you to engage right muscle. You feel the exercise more challenging doing with weights rather than traditional yoga. It teaches you to balance your body makes the experience more intense.
You need proper guidance before you start weights yoga. Once you get the concept clear you can practice it on your own and make it a part of your daily routine. Yoga is a very powerful tool to stay fit and it becomes more effective and valuable combining it with weights. It addresses your body, mind and soul and helps you develop your personality physically and spiritually.