(Closed) Yoga vs. Flexibility

posted 5 years ago in Fitness
Post # 3
132 posts
Blushing bee

@howtobeawife:  Yes! Smile I was awful the first time. It does take practice but don’t get discouraged!

Post # 4
2250 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

@howtobeawife:  I noticed a HUGE difference in a 30 day period when I was going to classes 4 times a week. I have never been flexible, but I know if I stuck with it (finances got in the way), I would have got there eventually. Don’t give up!

Post # 5
8817 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

when i was doing yoga regularly, i definately noticed i was more flexible.  then i stopped for a while.  when i started again, i lost most of the flexibility i had gained.

Post # 6
121 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

You’ll definitely get better if you keep it up with yoga!

Also want to point out that being flexible isn’t a prerequisite to doing yoga. If you are pushing your boundaries a little bit at each class, then you’re doing it right- whether that means you reach past your toes, or you can barely reach your knees. If you’re pushing your own personal limits, then you’re getting something out of it!

Post # 8
7387 posts
Busy Beekeeper

Yes, keep at it. I could barely touch my toes when I started.

Post # 9
1400 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

@howtobeawife:  I read a yoga book recently that talked about this. 

Basically, it says that yoga is a combination of strength and flexibility. Most people come to the table with more of one or more of the other. Some of us (me) have neither. its about a balance between the two though so have faith! I think the toning will come!

Post # 10
2190 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

@howtobeawife:  Stick with it! People who are flexible need yoga the most! Well, not really, there isn’t a type of person that needs it more than the next. However, you can certainly gain strength with yoga! Try a power yoga, Baptiste style or vinyasa. Many of the arm balances, planks, and inversions all require arm and core strength. Just try to do a chaturanga properly without arm and core strength. It’s tough. But with like anything, you will see more gains the more you do it. Like with running, you can’t run once or twice a week and expect to see yourself get faster and running longer distances. Flexibilty and strength will come with repeated practice. And check out many yoga instructors arms. Most of them have nice toned sexy arms. 🙂 

Post # 11
490 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@howtobeawife:  Yes!!! Yes it does! I’ve started making yoga a daily habit and it’s incredible how much more flexi I’ve gotten in a short amount of time.

You’re not going to gain tone without building muscle and yoga’s a great way to build muscle & tone up because you’re essentially using your own body weight rather than heavy objects to build strength.

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