Yoga or Gym which is better and why ?

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We don’t always value what we have until it’s gone. The perfect example of this could be Yoga, though it isn’t going anywhere! People from across the globe, different ethnicities and cultures come to India to especially learn Yoga. Whereas a lot of modern Indians resort to Gyms instead. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not saying it’s bad, in fact I personally prefer Gyms for the adrenaline rush, the pumping music and the energetic environment. On the other hand I don’t prefer Yoga, but that’s just a personal preference.

We don’t always value what we have until it’s gone. The perfect example of this could be Yoga, though it isn’t going anywhere! People from across the globe, different ethnicities and cultures come to India to especially learn Yoga. Whereas a lot of modern Indians resort to Gyms instead. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not saying it’s bad, in fact I personally prefer Gyms for the adrenaline rush, the pumping music and the energetic environment. On the other hand I don’t prefer Yoga, but that’s just a personal preference.

I’m going to give you a fair idea of both choices so that you can make your own informed decision:

  • While Gym has cardio exercises, so do a few Yoga asanas could amount to cardio in effect. It’s up to you whether you like using the treadmill, spins and elliptical or indulging in Surya Namaskars or Kundalini Kriyas. Gyms have a far better edge in cardio though.
  • Gyms are the better to go place for weight loss where you burn fat. Yoga on the other hand if followed with the correct philosophy can help you change your food habits and lifestyle in the longer run as well.
  • Yoga gives your body that suppleness and flexibility that Gym won’t and this flexibility is required in more ways than you think.
  • If muscle building is your agenda, you need the gym and not Yoga. Gyms have the equipment needed for weight training that Yoga does not.
  • You need travel time to go to the Gym and it becomes difficult when you are travelling outstation and so on. Whereas once you learn Yoga, you could do it anywhere in the world in your own personal space, it also saves you the travel time and effort involved in making it to the Gym, especially if it is far from your house.
  • Yoga does not increase hunger right after you do it, Gyms make you want to eat the human being next to you and this could lead to overeating.
  • The way Yoga is designed through ancient times is to positively affect not only the body, but also the mind. Gyms help your physical appearance but are not designed to impact your mental being or organs as well, they may have positive effects undoubtedly, but they aren’t specifically made with that intention.
  • Unless you go to a rather reasonable Gym, it costs a lot more money than training for Yoga on a general basis.
  • The most ideal scenario for someone looking towards general health and fitness, given the benefits of both, would be an exercise regime that involves 3-4 days of Gym and 3-4 days of Yoga out of the seven days in a week.

 

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