Yoga Practice

Why Strength Training Is the Perfect Complement to Yoga

Maintain your strength and flexibility with weight training to see improved benefits in your yoga classes.

What’s the best complement to my yoga practice?

A study by Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center found that strength training helps older adults live longer. That may be because it helps build muscle mass and bone density. So it’s no surprise that yogis need to maintain flexibility plus strength—adding weight training, even if just body weight (e.g., pushups, lunges, crunches, etc.), a few times a week is a great way to get your fix.

Tracie Vlaun, Co-founder of the V Art of Wellness fitness company, Miami, Florida

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