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The Best Yoga Strength Workout for Weight Loss
- February 14, 2020
- Posted by: Carolina Vivas
- Category: flowlift news
What Exactly Is a Yoga Strength Workout?
Don’t you get a workout in all regular yoga class? and do I really need to do more than yoga to burn fat, lean out and be ready for summer?
A yoga strength workout can come in many shapes and sizes, with the yoga sculpt class as the most popular. You can find these type of classes on many studio and gym class schedules around the globe, but depending on where you are you’ll get a wide range of interpretations. We’ve done every workout out there, so here’s our top three of the most effective yoga strength workouts we’ve found.
#1 FlowLIFT’s 45-Minute Workout – duh 😉
FlowLIFT has all our favorite workout components all rolled into one. Every session gets you cardio, strength training, agility, the nonstop flow of a vinyasa class, a true mind/body connection, and banging music. The best part? You’ll burn about 500 calories! FlowLIFT is also low impact and the high repetition of complex combo moves will keep you excited and coming back for more. Not a member yet? Claim your first two weeks free</a title=”online workout”> of online FlowLIFT classes.
#2 Buddhi Flow Vinyasa
Not all yoga classes will give you a workout, but the vinyasa classes taught by FlowLIFT founders Amanda McCarroll and Carolina Vivas will literally kick Your Buddhi. Their online yoga membership gives you access to over 200 on-demand classes and daily livestream from their studio in La Jolla, California. The Buddhi Flow classes are vinyasa yoga with an added punch. You’ll be flowing up a sweat, working on arm balances, inversions and deep twists that will leave you sore in places you didn’t even know you had muscles. The best thing about doing a yoga strength workout like this is that you’re also working on stretching out the muscles and creating more mobility wherever you need it most.
#3 Walking/Running While Using Yoga Breathing
When you can’t get to a class or you’re feeling too lazy to workout at home, the next best thing is lacing up your running shoes and going outside. If you want to burn fat and you’re walking, try to get in at least an hour of continuous walking; bonus points if you’re including some hills. If you’re running, a twenty-minute jog is all you need. The key component during your walk/run is ujjayi breathing. This type of yoga breath will help you oxygenate your body and get your abdominal muscles working steadily. Just inhale and exhale through the nose, completely filling and emptying the lungs each time. Soften the belly muscles when you inhale and contract the abdominal muscles when you exhale. Try to elongate your breath as much as possible and stay focused on breathing and taking in your environment as you go. Leave you phone tucked away in your pocket and be present for added mental and emotional benefit.