Yoga is the new cool. Nearly 192 countries are celebrating the maiden International Yoga Day on June 21st.
However, when it comes to achieving optimal physical fitness, most people either practice yoga orÂ do gym workoutsÂ .Â
Gym or Yoga? Is this questions still tickling in your head. Some swear yoga is the best way to keep fit. Others say theyâ€™d collapse without the gym.
Both gym and yoga are different methods of exercise with all together different benefits.Â A gym session can make you feel tired and hungry while yogaÂ revitalisesÂ you and helps in digestion.Â So here are some properties of Yoga and gym that may help you choose either of the two:Â
-With yoga one can expect increased flexibility, toning and strengthening. -You don’t need any equipment, just some space around yourself to practice the various asanas. You save the travel time needed to go to a gym. -You don’t feel the urge to bunk yoga sessions because of the convenience it offers. -After a yoga session one feels energetic and fresh. It helps to get rid of fatigue. -Yoga does not increase hunger. -The ancient science of yoga has been developed in such a way that it acts on the internal organs of the body and benefits one not just physically, but mentally, intellectually and spiritually also.Â
-You need equipment for gymming and also you cannot do it at home. -Not everyone can afford a gym at home. Your gym could be far from home and you might end up using precious time reaching there. -There are times when one tends to bunk gym sessions because of distance, weather, etc. -After a gym work out one may feel tired and having to deal with sore body parts. -A gym session may increase your hunger and lead to overeating. -Gym sessions act more or less on the outer appearance and tone the muscles. -A gym workout mostly has only physical benefits and rarely offers mental stimulation.Â