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Balancing my practice

Jade2010-07-05 07:32:15 +0000 #1
I have been practicing Integral Hatha Yoga for 2 years. Before practing yoga I was working out with weights and doing Karate. I went cold turkey from that into yoga because my body and mind broke down emotionally and physically. Since starting my yoga practice yoga my energy both mentally and physically have returned and I feel healthy once again.

As of late though. My body feels as though it needs more physically. I have started to workout with weights again, and feel that this is helping alot. I have even notcied it helping with my yoga practice as far as feeling stronger in certain poses. My problem is finding the balance between just a physical workout and my yoga practice. I will be honest in saying that I have never been one to workout everyday or even do my yoga practice every day. When I "physically workout" I feel guilty for not doing yoga, And at times when I'm doing yoga I feel that maybe I should have done a physical workout instead. How do I balance the 2 and still have a life? LOL!! I'm quite busy and do not have time to do an hour wokout with weights and an hour of yoga each time I practice. Maybe I am asking too much of myself?

Any advice you could give me would be greatly appreciated.


Mukunda2010-07-05 07:34:15 +0000 #2
Yoga can certainly built upper body tone. Though Integral Yoga is not reknowned for builing buff yogis. If you simply do more sun salutes than is in the normal integral routine you will definitely develop more strength and stamina. I always encourage more sensibility in yoga rather than searching utside it for benefits not found there. One needs to understand what yoga can do and then pursue developing common sense along with your physical body goals. One hour is plenty of time to achieve your goal. namaste

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