Hi, I have been wondering if a person can just use yoga for strength training or does one need to do weight training for a complete well rounded exercise program? If so would there be a way to choose yoga classes here that would gradually build strength for those who are not confident in this area? I was working out at a gym but found that Often my neck is tight or sore and I’ve become so cautious about using the weights. I’m asking as an individual in their 60’s . I like to walk regularly and really enjoy the yoga classes on this website. Not so fond of going to the gym , I must admit
Great question 13tealeaf. I am interested too. I have been diagnosed with osteoporosis and do yoga on a regular basis. I wonder if yoga is as helpful for strengthening the bones as strength training with weights. I look forward to learning more. Thank you.
Hi , Yes with strength it seems a balance between bone strength and muscle strength to support bones.
I just find with weight training that so very often my muscles are quite sore and then I have to recover. And yet this continues with a weight training program ongoing. It doesn’t make one feel like going back for more.
Basically my goal is to remain strong and active while aging so I can continue to do the variety of things I love to do😍
Great questions! Yes yoga can help you develop strength for sure and building up to that over time is key. In addition you can do some light resistance training at home, I do this once a week as I am also not a fan of the gym! Melissa just filmed 3 new classes using weights.
Fiji thanks for the heads up on Melissa’s new classes w weights! I need more resistance exercise options so thanks to her too.