Slow or Fast Yoga: Which is Better?


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There are a lot of different forms of yoga. Many of them differ mainly in that they are performed rather quickly or rather slowly.

It’s like with Cat and dog lovers: Some swear by slow yoga, i.e. the slow execution of Asanas Others prefer fast yoga, where the exercises go faster, in a flow. It doesn’t really matter whether it is fast or slow. The most important thing is the correct execution as well as the balanced mixture of tension and relaxation.

The most effective weekly combination of twice power vinyasa and once a slow kind of relaxing Hatha yoga. Because each of the two versions has its own benefits and that’s why you should combine both types of yoga with each other. We show the advantages, the respective speed and what you should pay attention to.

Below is an overview of the benefits of fast and slow yoga:

Slow Yoga

  • increases flexibility and fights Tension and hardened muscles.
  • improves muscle strength thanks to isometric contraction, i.e. the tension of the muscle with a constant position.
  • takes care of mental strengthbecause it is not always easy to hold positions that are sometimes uncomfortable.
  • supports the body’s self-healing powers. Both nervous andCardiovascular system and metabolism benefit from it.
  • can be a supportive, additional form of therapy for psychological problems such as depression or eating disorder be.

Make sure you do the exercises properly and accurately! If you only do your asanas half-heartedly, you will not feel the promised effect. So it is really worth doing the exercises slowly and consciously.

Fast Yoga

  • burns more Calories and offer a real one Full body workout. A one-hour vinyasa session consumes around 500 calories .
  • significantly increases the activation of muscles, which helps to get stronger and faster.
  • reduces injuries caused by overstretching the muscles thanks to very dynamic stretch units.
  • releases energy blockages through the constant flow of movement.

Do not underestimate the individual yoga exercises! If you don’t warm up properly, you could still get injuries! This is particularly important for beginners in yoga.

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